Connecticut label American Laundromat Records has compiled an impressive artist list for a new tribute to The Smiths, including The Wedding Present, Doug Martsch of Built to Spill, and more.
Please, Please, Please: A Tribute to The Smiths is set for a fall 2011 release. For the cover of the album, the label secured rights to use a photograph of Sandie Shaw, an English pop singer who covered The Smiths’ “Hand in Glove” in 1984 and later collaborated with the band. The label also tapped rock-poster designer Lonny Unitus (Apples In Stereo, The Decemberists, Willie Nelson) to design the cover art and eco-wallet packaging.
American Laundromat is offering three limited-edition, pre-order bundles from their website. The bundles range from $13.00 (CD & Promo Pin) to $35.00 (CD, 7” Vinyl, T-Shirt, Free Digital Download, Promo Pin, and Album Preview prior to release date).
Check out the alphabetical list of artists and what song they’ll be covering below!
Cinerama – London
Class Actress – Ask
Dala – Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me
Doug Martsch (Built To Spill) – Reel Around the Fountain
Elk City – I Know It’s Over
Greg Laswell – Half A Person
Joy Zipper – What Difference Does It Make?
Katy Goodman (Vivian Girls, La Sera) – track to be announced
Kitten – track to be announced
Mike Viola – How Soon Is Now?
Sara Lov – track to be announced
Sixpence None the Richer – I Won’t Share You
Tanya Donelly w/Dylan in the Movies – Shoplifters Of The World Unite
The Leisure Society – That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore
The Rest – Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before
The Wedding Present – Hand In Glove
Trespassers William / There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
William Fitzsimmons / Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want