Mayer Hawthorne: I Wish It Would Rain (video);
Thin Moon (James Pants cover)

Mayer Hawthorne has been everywhere since the release of his 2009 debut A Strange Arrangement. And he’s expanding his reach with another huge tour this spring, including a leg with Passion Pit. Too bad the tour skips Phoenix, even though we saw him in October open for Ghostface.

To help stoke another round of buzz, Hawthorne has released a new video for the slow jam I Wish It Would Rain, in which our brokenhearted leading man laments lost love whilst being shadowed by that oh-so sad rain cloud amid sunny skies.

Stones Throw is also unveiling a 7-inch at its March 17 “45 Live” party at SXSW in which Hawthorne and James Pants cover each other with Hawthorne taking on Thin Moon and Pants returning the favor on Green Eyed Love. The label has made Hawthorne’s cover available as a download.

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