The Replacements Debut First New Track in Years

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“New Replacements song” isn’t a set of words that I’m used to seeing together in the last 20 years or so, but it came true Thursday with the release of a new song, recorded as part of the limited-edition “Songs For Slim” reunion EP.

The song is available on Pitchfork. 

The song is “I’m Not Sayin’,” a cover of a song originally released by Gordon Lightfoot, and singer Paul Westerberg and guitarist Tommy Stinson played on it. The “Songs For Slim” EP, announced last October, was recorded as a benefit for the band’s former guitarist, Slim Dunlop, who suffered a stroke a year ago.

“Songs For Slim” was released as a 250-copy limited-edition vinyl record last month, and raised $100,000. A separate “Songs For Slim” album, which also features contributions from Craig Finn, Frank Black and members of the Jayhawks.

Might the Replacements, who last played a show in 1991, reunite to tour? Westerberg hasn’t ruled it out.

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