Lou Reed died just months ago, but Joseph Arthur has already produced a tribute LP. Lou is out May 13 on Vanguard Records, and attempts to pay tribute to the Velvet Underground great. While Arthur and Reed were close personally and professionally, it still had to be a daunting task for the young singer-songwriter to take on his friend’s classic work. A.V. Club readers can check out how he did below, where we’re exclusively premiering Arthur’s video for “Walk On The Wild Side.” Those who like what they hear can pre-order Lou via Vanguard Records, Amazon, or iTunes.

Arthur is also on tour this spring, and dates are below.

Joseph Arthur tour 2014

March 29—BRIC House—Brooklyn, New York
April 19—Drew’s Place—Ringwood, New Jersey
April 30—Tin Angel—Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
May 6—City Winery Chicago—Chicago, Illinois
May 8—City Winery NYC—New York, New York
May 10—WMNF’s Tropical Heatwave—Ybor City, Florida
May 12—Caffe Lena—Saratoga Springs, New York
May 14—Theatre Petit Champlain—Quebec City, Quebec
May 16—Cabaret Eastman—Eastman, Quebec
May 17—La Chasse Galerie—Lavaltrie, Quebec
May 18—Rickks Room—Wentworth-Nord, Quebec
May 22—Boite Live—Madrid, Spain
May 23—Escenario Santander—Santander, Spain
May 24—Cinema Theatre Modelo—Zarautz, Spain
May 26—Les Nuits Du Botanique—Brussels, Belgium
May 27—Trabendo—Paris, France
May 28—Tivoli—Utrecht, Netherlands
May 29—Dingwalls—London, United Kingdom