Article Contributed by Greg Knight | Published on Saturday, January 22, 2022

Virginia rock band Kendall Street Company announce the release of a cover of The Beatles’ 1968 tune “Rocky Raccoon.” The new single is a modern take on a classic, and the band’s first ever release of a cover song. A longtime live staple in KSC’s catalog, the reimagined take features subtle lyric changes and revamped instrumentation including a raucous saxophone solo. To complement the studio track, Kendall Street Company will be releasing a live version of the song, as well as a whole LP’s worth of live material, in partnership with Relix this Spring.

LISTEN to “Rocky Raccoon”

The release comes on the heels of the announcement of a statewide Virginia residency called the KSC is for Lovers Tour. The month-long tour will see the band perform twenty shows in February, in Blacksburg (Tuesday), Harrisonburg (Wednesday), Roanoke (Thursday), Charlottesville (Friday), and Richmond (Saturday).

Kendall Street Company:

Louis Smith: Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vox

Brian Roy: Electric Bass, Vox

Ryan Wood: Drum Set, Percussion

Ben Laderberg: Electric Guitar

Jake Vanaman: Saxophone, Piano

Cover by Kendall Street Company

Original Performance by the Beatles

Written by John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Lyrics by John Lennon, Paul McCartney

Cover Produced by Kendall Street Company

Engineered & Mixed by Joe Pisapia in Nashville, TN

Mastered by Dave McNair

Cover Design by Chris Bertetta