American Laundromat Records prépare un Smiths Tribute

please please please a tribute to the smithsRéjouissons-nous les Smiths seront encore à l’honneur d’un nouvel album hommage. C’est le label American Laundromat Records qui le proposera à l’automne prochain (pré-commande possible sur le site de la structure). Le disque sera intitulé Please, Please, Please: a tribute to The Smiths et accueillera, parmi les reprises suivantes, celle de mes chouchous de The Rest (liste donnée dans l’ordre alphabétique) :

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) / titre non défini
Kitten / titre non défini
Mike Viola / How Soon Is Now?
Sara Lov / titre non défini
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

Voici ce que dit Joe Spadaro, le fondateur de American Laundromat Records, au sujet de ce projet…

« I’m a huge Smiths fan and have been planning a tribute for a few years now. Timing just never seemed right. Then late last year, for several weeks, everywhere I went, I heard The Smiths playing… at the mall, at restaurants, on my car radio. It was weird… I felt like the universe was telling me now was the time. I started reaching-out to artists in November and the response was overwhelmingly positive. This is going to be one of the best tributes we’ve ever produced. »

… et au sujet de la pochette :

« I wanted to do something interesting for the cover art. Most importantly, I wanted it to look like a Smiths album. Beyond that though, I thought the photograph we used needed to be something that had deeper meaning. Once I learned of the Sandie Shaw connection, I sourced hundreds of old photographs and finally found the one of Sandie lying in the leaves in that fantastic pea coat. I thought it was perfect immediately. Not only because the tribute will be an Autumn release, but because Sandie’s expression and the whole feel of the photo, in my opinion, is reminiscent of The Smiths music. It was a lucky find, and Ms. Shaw has been very gracious in allowing us to use it.« 

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