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CD Track List:

  1. Panic – Kitten
  2. Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before – The Rest
  3. What Difference Does It Make? – Joy Zipper
  4. Shoplifters of the World Unite – Tanya Donelly w/ Dylan in the Movies
  5. Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want – William Fitzsimmons
  6. I Won’t Share You – Sixpence None the Richer
  7. Well I Wonder – Sara Lov
  8. Half a Person – Greg Laswell
  9. Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me – Dala
  10. Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others – Chikita Violenta
  11. Sheila Take A Bow – Telekinesis
  12. Is It Really So Strange? – Solvents
  13. Hand In Glove – The Wedding Present
  14. How Soon Is Now? – Mike Viola and The Section Quartet
  15. There Is a Light That Never Goes Out – Trespassers William
  16. Rubber Ring – Girl in a Coma
  17. I Know It’s Over – Elk City
  18. What She Said – Katy Goodman (La Sera, Vivian Girls)
  19. London – Cinerama
  20. Reel Around the Fountain – Doug Martsch (Built To Spill)

On vinyl for the first time ever!!! Remastered Collectors Edition. Exclusive one-time run on Powder Blue Vinyl. Double-LP, Dual Gatefold Jacket, Download Card. Only 500 are being pressed.


“An awesome cover-compilation!” –Paste

“An outstanding and highly varied assortment of Smiths covers” –Consequence of Sound

“A worthwhile tribute that reinvents the songs while retaining The Smiths glorious spirit.” –NME

“A wonderful 20-song, double-LP blockbuster!” –The Big Takeover

The good folks at American Laundromat Records are to release a special tribute to The Smiths including the contributions from Kitten, Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), Katy Goodman (La Sera/Vivian Girls), and Girl in a Coma. Each artist in the collection offers a uniquely illuminating interpretation of one of their favorite tracks by The Smiths.

It turns out we share a mutual admiration for a good cover. In fact, they’ve been releasing wonderfully curated tribute records over the past few years including tributes to iconic artists such as Elliott Smith, Neil Young, Pixies, and The Smiths. When we learned that some of these albums, including their excellent tribute to The Smiths, had never seen a vinyl release, we knew we had to partner with them to get some of this music out there on wax for the very first time.

So, yeah, for this month’s vinyl we’ve pulled four standouts from that excellent tribute to The Smiths .


On the a-side, Kitten tackles the iconic single “Panic.” The original was released by The Smiths in 1986 as a 7” single through Rough Trade Records and lambasts the pop music of the time (which, Morrissey lamented, “says nothing to me about my life”). It’s followed up by Built To Spill front man Doug Martsch offering a jangly and sparkling acoustic take on the opening track, “Reel Around The Fountain,” from The Smiths’ 1984 self-titled debut album.


The b-side opens up with an exquisite, stripped down version of “What She Says” by La Sera mastermind Katy Goodman. With lush harmonies and a dusty vibe, it’s beautifully atmospheric and floating. Finally, Girl in a Coma offer up a version of “Rubber Ring” that’s both foot-stompingly rugged and raggedly exotic. It’s simply dripping with snarl and ominous mystery.

We’ve pressed 525 standard copies on bronze colored vinyl alongside a special edition of 175 copies on bone colored vinyl with bronze and beer colored splatter exclusively for gold club members. To get one you just have to subscribe to either the Pairings Box or our coffee and vinyl subscription service. Fair warning, less than a dozen copies remain.

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Let Us hope that 2017 will not be as heartbreaking a year when it comes to losing more of our favourite musicians. As last year drew to a close, Keith Urban took the stage on December 31st at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall State Park for a rain-soaked New Year’s Eve concert that included a six-minute performance paying homage to the music legends who died in 2016.

Hours later, Urban, who had been accompanied onstage by wife Nicole Kidman, filmed an intimate, solo acoustic performance of the medley from the comfort of his own home. The medley incorporates George Michael’s “Careless Whisper,” Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and the Eagles’ “Take It Easy,” co-written by the group’s Glenn Frey, who died last January. Urban also reinvents David Bowie’s “Heroes,” Merle Haggard’s “Mama Tried” and Prince’s epic song “Purple Rain.”
Keith Urban is nominated for three awards at the February 12th Grammys: Best Country Album (Ripcord) and Best Country Solo Performance and Best Country Song (“Blue Ain’t Your Color”). The singer-guitarist currently has a number of festival appearances booked for the spring of 2017.

Keith’s acoustic tribute to some of the artists we lost in 2016, In order, George Micheal, Leonard Cohan, Glenn Frey (The Eagles), David Bowie, Merle Haggard and Prince.


Excellent tribute album with some great versions of classic Ride tracks,

The Blog That Celebrates Itself has released a fantastic tribute album to the band. You should definitely listen to this. Brazil’s Renato Malizia (of The Blog That Celebrates Itself) continually works his butt off interviewing all manner of fantastic noise makers for his site (most recently Dråpe). But he’s also posted a fun filled tribute to Ride featuring 24 bands covering the classics! ‘Leave Them All Behind’ kicks off with a collaboration between Oliver Ackermann (of A Place To Bury Strangers) and Ceremony! Plus tunes from Rev Rev Rev, Jaguwar, The Sorry Shop, Stella Diana, Lunaire and more

‘Leave Them All Behind – A Tribute to Ride’ features 24 tracks that will definitely appeal to Ride fans who liked the bands earlier recordings, there’s plenty of guitars and distortion.



A dedicated fan Renato Malizia, from São Paolo, Brazil has through his blog, come record label, ‘The Blog That Celebrates Itself’, put together a free digital compilation called ‘Got That Feeling: A Tribute to Skywave’ featuring, along with Dressmaker, A Place To Bury Strangers, Static Daydream, Stellarscope, We Miss The Earth and many more of today’s leading purveyors of noise.

Got That Feeling: A Tribute to Skywave is scheduled for release on June 20th 2015.

London’s loudest, strobe addicted noise band Dressmaker have just discharged their latest offering to the world. This time round it comes as part of a celebratory package in honour of one of the greatest unsung American bands, Skywave. Dressmaker have recorded a cover of ‘Another love’ one of the tracks to feature on ‘Got That Feeling: A Tribute To Skywave’. Once again it’s an eloquent, raw, yet sublime onslaught of noise and a very fitting tribute to a very fine band.Skywave formed in North Virginia in 1995. High school friends Oliver Ackermann, Paul Baker and John Fedowitz put together a band that would draw heavily on the influences of the Jesus and Mary Chain, Loop, and My Bloody Valentine.With scant regard for what was going on around them, they took the noise and intensity and turned it up a notch. At the time everyone, everywhere was going mad for grunge and hardcore. Skywave bewildered audiences and somewhat alienated them from the ‘in’ crowds.


“These days, the hipsters would maybe like us, but in the late ’90s and early 2000s, I felt like we seemed we were from another planet….” – Paul Baker -”… we’d play at some hipster place and they’d seem to hate us as much as the country or Top 40 sort of venues, because what we were doing wasn’t considered cool at the time.We’d play with hardcore, screamo bands, and I think we just blew them away and they didn’t know how to respond. I mean, we were playing songs with actual melodies and we looked like some skinny wimps, but we were louder and weren’t following some awful, flavor-of-the-month sound.

Unperturbed, Skywave continued for eight years, released four albums and, for many. became the best shoegaze band to come out of America. The band split in 2003, Ackermann moved to New York and became the driving force behind A Place To Bury Strangers, as well as setting up world renowned effects pedal company Death By Audio. Baker and Fedowitz stayed at home and stuck together and formed their own band ‘Ceremony’.

Now some 12 years later, dedicated fan Renato Malizia, from São Paolo, Brazil has through his blog, come record label, ‘The Blog That Celebrates Itself’, put together a free digital compilation called ‘Got That Feeling: A Tribute to Skywave’ featuring, along with Dressmaker, A Place To Bury Strangers, Static Daydream, Stellarscope, We Miss The Earth and many more of today’s leading purveyors of noise.

Got That Feeling: A Tribute to Skywave is scheduled for release on June 20th 2015.


Whatever Nevermind is a tribute album to Nirvana‘s 1991 second studio album, Nevermind, by various artists. The album will be released by Robotic Empire for Record Store Day on April 18th, 2015 in vinyl and digital formats. Robotic Empire previously released In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety — a tribute to Nirvana’s third and final studio album In Utero — for Record Store Day 2014. “Whatever Nevermind” also coincides with the label’s 16th anniversary, and celebrates this fact by cataloging the album as the label’s 116th release. Robotic Empire streamed Circa Survive‘s cover of Drain You along with the album’s announcement on March 25, 2015. Circa Survive guitarist Brendan Ekstrom commented on their cover, stating: “There are different ways to approach covering a band. For us, doing a Nirvana song takes us back to a very raw place that we were in when we were young and just falling in love with music. We didn’t want to say ‘here’s what this song would’ve sounded like if Circa wrote it.’ It was way more fun for us to live in their energy and pay homage to their influence by just rocking the shit out of it and keeping it raw.

Oh Well.. Whatever...: A Tribute To Nirvana's Nevermind