Molly Tuttle and Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes) recently teamed up for a cover of the Grateful Dead‘s “Standing On The Moon”, which will appear on Tuttle’s forthcoming covers album, …but i’d rather be with you, due out August 28th on Compass Records.

For their duet take on the Dead’s ballad from 1989’s Built To Last, Tuttle and Goldsmith give the song a country makeover complete with fantastic vocal harmonies alongside the gentle gliding notes of a lap steel guitar. According to Tuttle, her family history directly intertwines with members of the Grateful Dead thanks to their upbringing in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1960s.

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“I didn’t grow up listening to a lot of Grateful Dead music, but being raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, the Dead was part of the mythology of my family and the area I grew up in (kind of how I imagine people who grew up in Tennessee where I live now might feel about Dolly Parton),” Tuttle said about her latest cover in a press release. “Our specific family lore was that Jerry Garcia had gone to my high school (Palo Alto High) and my mom’s older sister, my Aunt Titia, knew them and used to take guitar lessons from Bob Weir in Menlo Park. That’s a roundabout way of explaining that this song means so much to me because it brings me back to my roots. Even though I love Nashville, sometimes I do feel like I’m standing on the moon wishing I were with my friends and family in San Francisco. The line, ‘A lovely view of heaven, but I’d rather be with you’ is my favorite and it’s why I named the album … but I’d rather be with you. Life is messy and imperfect but I’d rather be here in it with all of you!”

“One of the greatest feats as a musician, in my opinion, is taking a Grateful Dead song and creating a version of it that goes beyond the stigmatized identity of a ‘Dead Cover,'” Goldsmith also added. “It’s hard to do and takes a lot of courage to make it happen. But Molly reached for that brass ring and then somehow even went beyond it. Her version has given the song new parameters, makes me feel new things, and surpasses any sort of referential quality and becomes Molly’s own song. I’m just happy I got to be one small part of bringing it to life.”

Listen to the new cover via its mesmerizing music video below.

Molly Tuttle with Taylor Goldsmith – “Standing On The Moon” 

[Video: Molly Tuttle]

Tuttle’s 10-track covers album will hear her sharing interpretations of songs originally penned or recorded by Cat Stevens, Rancid, The Rolling Stones, The National, Harry Styles, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and more.

Click here for album pre-order info.