Matt + Kate: Covers 2.0

December 19th, 2012

The day has come! After months of hard work, my brother Matt and I are really excited to share this year’s covers album, Covers 2.0. We had a lot of help from an old friend, Jeff Schmidt, and I think the addition of more instruments and brains on this album make me even more proud than the last. Everything was recorded in our closets, bedrooms, living rooms – and I never set foot in the same room as the boys, who live in Seattle. The magic of the internet.

You can listen to it and download it for free on our Bandcamp page here.

Here’s the track listing and credits below. As you can see all I do is stand around and sing, while the boys do amazing magical things with a million different instruments. Real talk: Me being me, a plethora of mic problems I had, and working on this during the busiest months of my entire career, I frown at the sound of my voice on some of the songs. But the instruments and other vocals are all so amazing I still can’t even believe them sometimes. I totally teared up listening to the finished album the first time, and I only blame spiked eggnog for 5% of that.

And thank you thank you thank you, Mr. William Steinman, for our beautiful portrait.

Here’s last year’s album.

psssst: #4 is for my fellow Nashville fans, more specifically for Laure, Ali, and Makoto.

34 Responses to “Matt + Kate: Covers 2.0”

  1. eliza Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    that’s so awesome! congratulations! i can’t wait to download it and listen to it!


  2. Andrea Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Your voice sounds amazing! I can’t wait to listen to the whole thing. Fantastic job to everyone.


  3. indreams Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 9:19 am

    hooray!! this will be on repeat (once i have a day off that is) in our place over the holidays!! :)


  4. Natalie / Half Asleep Studio Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    This is amazing! I love these songs and you sound great!


  5. laure Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 9:32 am

    This is the highlight of my year :)


  6. Bre Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 9:52 am

    So good Kate!!


  7. Katie Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Loving this fantastic collaboration. You guys are a talented bunch. Happy Christmas to you & thanks for the tunes.xx


  8. Carol Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    Well I know what I’ll be listening to on the 13 hour drive to visit my family this Christmas! Thanks so much!


  9. alyson Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Subterranean Homesick Alien – amazing. you two are so good!!!


  10. ali Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    yes! perfect timing kate. and YES to nashville :)


  11. Karin Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 11:14 am

    LOVE me some Nashville! Scarlet and Gunnar can tide me over while The Civil Wars are on a break (that’s what I’m calling it :).


  12. marisa Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    gorgeous sounds! love that nashville song… and all of them thus far…


  13. Natalie Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    I can’t tell you how much I love your music! I’ve been listening ALL day to both albums on repeat! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!


  14. elizabeth Says:

    December 19th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    This is so sweet and done so well.


  15. Vedrana Says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 2:57 am

    This is very very well done! And your voice is sooo similar to Annie Clarks’s on Laughing with a mouth of blood!

    You have it all, girl ;) Megacoolness resides with you :)


  16. madamoly Says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Well Done guys! I love your music ( and everything else by the way)


  17. Francine Says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 8:38 am

    Your covers make me happy.


  18. Mari Says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 8:39 am

    your voice is so beautiful and the collaboration is inspiring and heartwarming, loved listening to this yesterday morning and will definitely be on my winter music rotation : )


  19. Gaia Says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 9:55 am

    Oh wow I love this! Beautifully done. (Especially love #4. Total guilty pleasure!)


  20. rox Says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 10:39 am

    so amazing kate! I love that rilo kiley song…
    impressive that you guys were never in the same room.


  21. Liz Says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Yay, Jolene! Man, Will’s portrait is so rad!


  22. Cécile Says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 7:23 am

    I love it! And share it in France.


  23. Paige Says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 7:57 am



  24. Design Crush » Happy Weekend Says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 9:00 am

    [...] boats. 06/ Plywood stars in the middle of the dessert. 07/ You should definitely listen to Matt + Kate Covers 2.0! 08/ A tree in Belgium made of ceramic cups and plates. 09/ 17th century style stereoscopic vases. [...]

  25. bridget Says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    WOW!!! This is amazing. Goosebumps. Congrats. I will be listening to it all weekend (while I also make your cookies). Thank you!!


  26. crystal Says:

    December 21st, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Love, love–again. Jolene is my faaaaaavorite. :)


  27. Monica Says:

    December 22nd, 2012 at 7:56 am

    Congratulations! Sounds amazing. You are such a talented people. Have a good holidays


  28. Julia Says:

    December 23rd, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Kate, your voice is amazing!!!!


  29. Nikki Says:

    December 28th, 2012 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful! I love everything about it. Perfect late afternoon music. I can’t wait to download the album!


  30. Delphine Says:

    January 1st, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    These are so nice!!! Great work! I am wishing for 2013 to make music with other people too <3
    you inspire me!


  31. Alejandra Says:

    January 4th, 2013 at 7:38 am

    This is amazing! you are always so inspiring!


  32. Denene Brox Photography Says:

    January 9th, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Wow, you sound great! Such a pretty voice. You are a woman of many talents!!


  33. {gemmifer} Says:

    January 13th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    My goodness, you two sound amazing! Many thanks for sharing the music with us.


  34. Tad Says:

    January 14th, 2013 at 12:25 am

    Wow! Just so impressed with the total quality of it!


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