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

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

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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