It’s hard to fight the urge of covering the Silver Jews, and many do falter — like Little Wings at Outlerlands Cafe, the night that almost didn’t end due to Field’s surprising thrill in covering Silver Jews and Grandaddy. Grand Lake has also fallen victim to the temptation. They’ve included a cover of “Slow Education” on their four-track EP out next Tuesday (preorders available on MySpace) and paired it with a fantasticly abstract video (above).

Half of the EP is made up of covers, which also reveals a retired Port O’Brien track, “Pigeonhold.” Caleb’s rationale is rooted in his “stint” as Port O’Brien’s bass player, and names Van as one of his all-time favorite songwriters. Hear the EP’s opening track, “Louise”:

[audio:] Grand Lake – “Louise”

Grand Lake has upcoming shows in December, including the Knockout and a special holiday show at the Uptown (details on MySpace).