Pert Near Sandstone Covers The Replacements’ “Can’t Hardly Wait” - New Video + Single Out Now

Article Contributed by Dreamspider Pu… | Published on Friday, April 19, 2024

Fresh on the heels of the release of their 8th studio album, Pert Near Sandstone has recorded a cover of The Replacements “Can’t Hardly Wait” which they are excited to release today, April 19. Longtime stewards of the modern stringband resurgence throughout their 20 years as a band, Pert Near Sandstone are known for their contemporary appeal and collaborative spirit with their lively music, quick pickin,’ creative lyrics, and choice covers.

Pert Near selected this iconic song to cover as an experiment to see how they could translate The Replacements’ sound to their acoustic ensemble and style—funked up with the addition of special guests on saxophone and trumpet.

The band says, “The arrangement was prompted by our hometown performance at Minneapolis’ First Ave‘s mainroom for our Waiting Days album release show [Dec 2023]. It was so enjoyable to play that we decided to record our live version in the studio. May it represent our gratitude and be an homage to the incredible Twin Cities music scene.”

Pert Near Sandstone on Tour with Armchair Boogie this Spring:
4/25 Thu - Roots Music Project - Boulder, CO
4/26 Fri - Cervantes’ Other Side - Denver, CO
4/27 Sat - Mesa Theater - Grand Junction, CO
4/28 Sun - The Urban Lounge - Salt Lake City, UT
4/30 Tue - Neurolux - Boise, ID
5/1 Wed - Volcanic Theatre Pub - Bend, OR
5/2 Thu - Sunset Tavern - Seattle, WA
5/3 Fri - Trout Lake Hall - Trout Lake, WA
5/4 Sat - The Showdown - Portland, OR

Pert Near Continues the tour (more tba):
5/31 Fri - The Potter’s Shed gallery - Shell  Lake, WI
6/1 Sat - Thrasher Opera House - Green Lake, WI
6/6 Thu - Vivarium - Milwaukee, WI
6/7 Fri - Summer of the Arts - Iowa City, IA
6/8 Sat - Shops & Hops Festival - Vergas, MN
6/27-29 - Blue Ox Music Festival - Eau Claire, WI
7/13 Sat - Nordic Bluegrass & Folk Festival - Keystone, CO