06 March 2009

This compilation is love love love.

Watch out Dark Was the Night, you just got some competition for compilation of the year. Merge Records just announced the tracklist for SCORE! 20 Years of Merge Records: The Covers. And holy moley check out this wowza line-up. I'm most excited to hear Jens Lekman take on The Magnetic Fields' classic "Yeah! Oh Yeah!" Ohhh and new Okkervil River too!

01 Quasi: "Beautiful Things" (3Ds cover)
02 Les Savy Fav: "Precision Auto" (Superchunk cover)
03 The Shins: "Plenty Is Never Enough" (Tenement Halls cover)
04 St. Vincent and the National: "Sleep All Summer" (Crooked Fingers cover)
05 Broken Social Scene: "Complications" (The Clean cover)
06 Ryan Adams: "Like a Fool" (Superchunk cover)
07 Bright Eyes: "Papa Was a Rodeo" (Magnetic Fields cover)
08 Lavender Diamond: "New Ways of Living" (Destroyer cover)
09 The Apples in Stereo: "King of Carrot Flowers Pt. 3" (Neutral Milk Hotel cover)
10 Laura Cantrell: "Cowboy on the Moon" (Lambchop cover)
11 Bill Callahan: "Santa Maria" (Versus cover)
12 Barbara Manning: "Through With People" (Portastatic cover)
13 The Mountain Goats: "Drug Life" (East River Pipe cover)
14 The New Pornographers: "Don't Destroy This Night" (Rock*A*Teens cover)
15 Tracey Thorn and Jens Lekman: "Yeah! Oh, Yeah!" (Magnetic Fields cover)
16 The Hive Dwellers: "My Noise" (Superchunk cover)
17 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists: "The Numbered Head" (Robert Pollard cover)
18 Okkervil River: "All You Little Suckers" (East River Pipe cover)
19 Death Cab for Cutie: "Kicked In" (Superchunk cover)
20 Times New Viking: "Neighborhood #1" (Arcade Fire cover)

AND get this, we have a sneak peak courtesy our faves (and blog namesakes) the Mountain Goats. East River Pipe's "Drug Life" has John Darnielle playing a Casio for the first time this century and it's AWESOME. Check it out:

Drug Life - the Mountain Goats (East River Pipe cover)

1 comment:

June said...

...I just came. Cigarette now plz?