The Fearless Flyers get jazzy for a cover of Steely Dan‘s classic “Reelin’ In The Years” in their latest single. The cover will appear on the Vulfpeck offshoot’s third self-titled release, currently soliciting crowdfunding.
The track off Steely Dan’s 1972 Can’t Buy A Thrill is an interesting choice for the funk-forward Fearless Flyers. Guitarist Mark Lettieri gives the tribute a garage feel as he takes on the opening guitar solo that Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page called his favorite of all time, ranking it a 12/10. The instrumental rendition of the track hears Lettieri and Cory Wong harmonizing on guitars to imitate Donald Fagen‘s classic delivery.
“Reelin’ In The Years” follows previously released Fearless Flyers III singles “Three Basses“, “Running Man” and “Patrol Acrobatique“. The group consists of guitarist Mark Lettieri and drummer Nate Smith alongside Vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong and bassist Joe Dart.
The Fearless Flyers III will serve as the band’s first studio output since 2020’s Tailwinds, as well as Wong’s second release of the year. Back in January, the musician/producer shared Vulf Vault 005: Wongs Cafe, which he released with the help of his Vulfpeck bandmates
Watch The Fearless Flyers perform Steely Dan’s “Reelin’ In The Years”. Fans have until March 6th to secure a vinyl copy of The Fearless Flyers III by contributing to the band’s campaign on Qrates.
The Fearless Flyers – “Reelin’ In The Years” (Steely Dan)