Paul Cauthen and Orville Peck have joined forces to cover two classic tracks from The Righteous Brothers, dubbing themselves The Unrighteous Brothers.
As The Unrighteous Brothers, the duo take on “Unchained Melody” and “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling,” conjuring visions of old-world country blues. The covers, produced by Beau Bedford and Butch Walker, are their contribution to Record Store Day’s September release this past weekend. All proceeds from the Unrighteous Brothers’ limited 7-inch pressing go towards MusiCares and their initiatives supporting artists in crisis.
“When I first heard Orville’s voice, I knew we’d sound good together,” Cauthen explained in a statement. “I’ve always wanted to cover some Righteous Brothers tunes, but it took time to find the person I could pull it off with. I knew Butch and Beau would be perfect for this project. I pitched the idea to Orville and we were off to the races. I’m glad the world will finally get to hear the Unrighteous Brothers. Never knew the Unrighteous could be so Righteous and I’m damn lucky to be a part of it.”
The two covers arrived with black-and-white music videos capturing the two musicians recording vocals, directed by Neighborhoods Apart’s Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard. Last month, Peck put out the EP Show Pony, which included the tracks “No Glory in the West” and “Summertime.” Cauthen’s last studio record was Room 41, released last year.
Watch the Unrighteous Brothers’ covers below.
“You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling”: