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Friday, October 22, 2010

I Am a Tribute

Guided By Voices Homage on the Way

As the Guided By Voices Hallway of Shatterproof Glass reunion tour continues to successfully chug along through various US dates, news of a special tribute recording for Dayton’s finest has emerged. Along with a cover from the Flaming Lips, artists lined up to contribute their takes on Guided by Voices tracks for the homage LP include: Cymbals Eat Guitars, La Sera (aka Kickball Katy from Vivian Girls), Blitzen Trapper, the Clean's David Kilgour, the Breeders' Kelley Deal with Buffalo Killers, Elf Power, Of Montreal's James Husband, Drive-By Truckers' Jason Isbell, and Thurston Moore, whose previously released version of "Stabbing a Star" will be included.

The news comes courtesy of Pitchfork, which adds that the album and a bonus digital EP with GBV covers from smaller bands is due out on No More Fake Labels early next year. There are still a few artists yet to be announced but so far things are looking quite stellar.

Guided By Voices Tribute LP:
The Flaming Lips - Smothered in Hugs
Western Civ - Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory and My Valuable Hunting Knife
Cymbals Eat Guitars - Gleemer
Sorry About Dresden - Echos Myron
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Everywhere With Helicopter
Crooked Fingers - Tractor Rape Chain
Elf Power - Man Called Aerodynamics
I Was Totally Destroying It - I Am Produced
The Pneurotics - I Am a Tree
La Sera - Watch Me Jumpstart
Kelley Deal with Buffalo Killers - Scalding Creek
Blitzen Trapper - Hot Freaks
Superdrag - A Salty Salute
David Kilgour (The Clean) - How Loft Am I
Thurston Moore - Stabbing a Star
James Husband (Of Montreal) - Buzzards and Dreadful Crows
Twin Tigers - TBA

Digital EP:

Marie Stella - Little Lines
Free Electric State - Weedking
Mass Solo Revolt - Gold Star for Robot Boy
Gregg Yeti - Quality of Armor


Barbara Bruederlin said...

That's a powerhouse of talent behind that tribute! I do enjoy when musicians acknowledge the contributions of other musicians in this way. We seem to be seeing more and more of this sort of celebration and I applaud that.

Wandering Coyote said...

Well, at least I have heard of the Flaming Lips (thanks to you!).