The Songs for Slim benefit EP from The Replacements hits radio and digital outlets next week, but the first taste of the in-studio reunion landed on the web today, thanks to Pitchfork’s premiere of the new ‘Mats cover of Gordon Lightfoot’s “I’m Not Sayin'” — one of four cover songs newly recorded by Paul Westerberg and Tommy Stinson.

An auction of limited-edition 10-inch copies of the EP last month raised more than $100,000 to help pay the medical expenses of ex-Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a debilitating stroke last year.

The EP features four songs by Westerberg and Stinson — their first ‘Mats recordings since putting down a pair of new tracks for the 2006 best-of set Don’t You Know Who I Think I Was?— as well as a single track from ex-drummer Chris Mars.

The Songs For Slim EP is out digitally March 5 and will be released as a commercial 12-inch on April 16.

STREAM: Listen to a New Track From the Replacements

 

Tracklist: The Replacements, Songs for Slim

SIDE A
1. “Busted Up” (Slim Dunlap)
2. “Radio Hook Word Hit” (Slim Dunlap)

SIDE B
1. “I’m Not Saying” (Gordon Lightfoot)
2. “Lost Highway” (Leon Payne)
3. “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” (Stephen Sondheim/Julie Styne)

 

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