Cover Alert | Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang Tackle Alice In Chains

By Scott Bernstein Jan 23, 2014 11:00 am PST

We’re quickly approaching the Feb. 4 release date of Les Claypool’s Duo de Twang’s debut album, Four Foot Shack. The band has shared a stream of their cover of Alice In Chains’s 1991 smash “Man In A Box” from Four Foot Shack and we can’t stop listening to the genre-bending version of the tune.

You’ve certainly never heard “Man In A Box” like this:

Les and partner Bryan Kehoe have attempted to keep Four Foot Shack sounding live instead of relying upon studio sweetening. “It was very live,” admits Les in a statement. “In fact, it was a little difficult, with all the bleed of the stomping and the bass and the vocals. Every now and again you can hear the studio refrigerator come on or the dog barking at something outside in the background. Once it was there, you had to kind of leave it.”

Here’s a list of upcoming Duo de Twang dates:

2/27 – New York, NY – The Heath at McKittrick Hotel
2/28 – Woodstock, NY – Bearsville Theater
3/1 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
3/3 – Charlottesville, VA – Jefferson Theater
3/4 – Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre
3/6 – Kent, OH – The Kent Stage
3/7 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre
3/8 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue

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