Avett Brothers, Sharon van Etten, Conor Oberst, Andrew Bird Contribute Covers to Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street EP

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It has been announced that Amazon will release a four-song EP for the Amazon original children’s show Gortimer Gibbon’s Life on Normal Street on July 15, featuring The Avett Brothers, Sharon van Etten, Conor Oberst and Andrew Bird on several classic covers recorded exclusively for the show.

The Avett Brothers’ cover of “What a Wonderful World” from Season 2B joins covers from the first two seasons of the show, including Andrew Bird’s version of “Stand By Me,” Conor Oberst’s cover of “Lean On Me” and Sharon van Etten’s rendition of the Flaming Lips’ “Do You Realize?”

“When I was asked to cover a Flaming Lips song for Gortimer Gibbon’s, I was really nervous,” said van Etten. “But when I watched the scene and heard from the people involved in the music, they really wanted to hear my interpretation of both the scene and the song. The show is sweet and smart and family oriented—and that is really important to me. So glad I was able to be a part.”

The EP will be released through Amazon Music on July 15, and will be available for streaming and download by Prime Subscribers. Listen to the EP in full right here, and find the tracklist below.

Gortimer Gibbon’s Life On Normal Street EP Tracklist:

1. The Avett Brothers – “What A Wonderful World”
2. Andrew Bird – “Stand By Me”
3. Sharon Van Etten – “Do You Realize??”
4. Conor Oberst – “Lean On Me”

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