"Hey, Joel! Remember that Songs About Albums compilation you announced a little while back? What's going on with that? Is it still happening?"
Indeed it is, chum. In fact, it even has a release date:
Saturday 13 June, 2015
Mark that day in your diary, because that's when Songs About Albums: Volume 1 will officially be made available for download - FREE download, mind you - from Bandcamp and Soundcloud. It will also be the 45th birthday of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, which is a cool coincidence (Weezer's debut album is the subject of Sweet Benfica's contribution to this project).
Here's a quick reminder of all the artists who'll feature on Songs About Albums: Volume 1 (and the albums that they'll be singing about):
- The Band Formerly Known as My Name is Ian (Herman Dune's Giant)
- Dollboy (Miles Davis's Bitches Brew)
- Jack Hayter (Richard & Linda Thompson's Shoot Out the Lights)
- Nat the Hammer (R.E.M.'s Murmur)
- Quiet Marauder (Tindersticks' Tindersticks II)
- Paddy Johnston (Death Cab for Cutie's Transatlanticism)
- Pulco (Sebadoh's Bakesale)
- Rough Music (Converge's Jane Doe)
- Shiny Tiger (The Hold Steady's Separation Sunday)
- Sweet Benfica (Weezer's Blue Album)
See you on the 13th of June, folks.