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Alien on Acid said in Marzo 23rd, 2010 at 23:20

Jim O’Rourke Produces Burt Bacharach Tribute Album

After days spent digging through a dozen sites, mostly written in Japanese, I’m thrilled to report that Jim O’Rourke has produced All Kinds of People ~Love Burt Bacharach~, a tribute album featuring 11 pieces of the legendary songwriter’s most famous work as covered by Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore, O’Rourke himself, former Bacharach collaborator Donna Taylor, and 7 other artists.

O’Rourke—who previously released a faithful cover of Bacharach’s “Something Big” on Eureka—not only produced and sang on the album, but he also played guitar, banjo, keyboards, bass, harpsichord, and other instruments. Who’s the drummer? Oh, that would be Wilco’s Glenn Kotche on the skins.

The album is due out on April 7th via Japanese label AWDR, a week before being performed live in Tokyo and Osaka on 4/15 and 4/18, respectively, by O’Rourke, Kotche (just ahead of two Wilco gigs in Japan), other artists from the album, and “special guests.” Ready for the track/set list?

All Kinds of People ~Love Burt Bacharach~

Close To You (Haruomi Hosono)
Always Something There To Remind Me (Thurston Moore)
Anonymous Phone Call (Jim O’Rourke)
After The Fox (Akira Sakata, Masaya Nakahara)
You’ll Never Get To Heaven (Aoyama Youiti)
Do You Know The Way To San Jose (Kahimi Karie)
Don’t Make Me Over (Kosaka Tadashi, Jim O’Rourke)
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head (Koike Mitsuko)
I Say A Little Prayer (Yoshimi)
Trains And Boats And Planes (Jim O’Rourke)
Walk On By (Donna Taylor)


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Alien on Acid said in Marzo 23rd, 2010 at 23:23

Beck Recruits St. Vincent, Liars, and Os Mutantes for Next Record Club

Beck’s Record Club is arguably the best reason to make sure you’re regularly checking the man’s website. Record Club is a project wherein Beck rounds up a few of his friends, famous and otherwise, and records a cover version of an entire album in one day. He then posts the results to his website one song at a time.

Thus far, he’s done the Velvet Underground’s The Velvet Underground and Nico with Nigel Godrich and Giovanni Ribisi, Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Leonard Cohen with MGMT and Devendra Banhart, and, most recently, Skip Spence’s Oar with Wilco, Feist, and Jamie Lidell. And the next one should be a hell of a thing.

In a post on her Twitter earlier this afternoon, St. Vincent leader Annie Clark revealed that she’d recorded a Record Club with Beck, Liars, and Brazilian tropicalia legends Os Mutantes last week: “It will be online soonish. Serious fun.” She did not reveal which album that particularly badass crew had recorded. But given the level of talent in this mob, the result would be worth a listen even if they were taking on Ugly Kid Joe’s America’s Least Wanted. (Or, hell, especially if they were taking on America’s Least Wanted.)


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Alien on Acid said in Marzo 23rd, 2010 at 23:26

New Gaslight Anthem – “American Slang”

On June 15th, the Gaslight Anthem will release their third LP, American Slang, via one of my favorite indie rock labels: SideOneDummy. Produced by Ted Hutt, who also helped them craft their last effort, the album features tracks like “Bring It On,” “Orphans” and “Stay Lucky,” which, according to the band’s label:

“Bristle and burn with the spirit of soul and the artistic adventurousness and impressive confidence of a band that has come into its own and found its own voice”.

We haven’t gotten a chance to hear those tunes yet, but the title track surely fits that description. Check out the cover art above and the full tracklist below:

01 American Slang
02 Stay Lucky
03 Bring It On
04 The Diamond Church Street Choir
05 The Queen of Lower Chelsea
06 Orphans
07 Boxer
08 Old Haunts
09 The Spirit Of Jazz
10 We Did It When We Were Young


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buzzandmusic said in Marzo 24th, 2010 at 08:35



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