Everybody has a few songs or artists that are considered guilty pleasures. Sure you might not admit it to your friends, but whenever Journey or perhaps Take That comes up on your iPod, you never skip it. Engine Room Records co-founder Peter Block came up with a pretty great idea, bringing some of the best indie artists together to record a cover of a guilty pleasure track for a compilation album.
The results can be found on Guilt By Association, on which you'll find Devendra Banhart covering "Don't Look Back In Anger," Jim O'Rourke rocking "Viva Forever" and Luna putting a new spin on "Straight Up." Yes, as in the Paula Abdul hit single. We're pretty excited about hearing Superchunk take on "Say My Name" from Destiny's Child. There are a few samples on the album's MySpace page, which you should check out ASAP.
This amazing album will hit stores on August 28.
Guilt By Association
01. Petra Haden "Don't Stop Believin'" (Journey)
02. Devendra Banhart "Don't Look Back In Anger" (Oasis)
03. Mark Mulcahy "From This Moment On" (Shania Twain)
04. Luna "Straight Up" (Paula Abdul)
05. The Concretes "Back For Good" (Take That)
06. Jim O'Rourke "Viva Forever" (Spice Girls)
07. Goat "Sugar We're Going Down" (Fall Out Boy)
08. Will Oldham/Bonnie 'Prince' Billy "Can't Take That Away" (Mariah Carey)
09. Woody Jackson Orchestra w/ Money Mark "Love's Theme" (Love Unlimited Orchestra)
10. Porter Block "Breaking Free" (High School Musical)
11. Mooney Suzuki "Just Like Jesse James" (Cher)
12. Geoff Farina "Two Tickets To Paradise" (Eddie Money)
13. Casey Shea "Chop Suey" (System Of A Down)
14. Superchunk "Say My Name" (Destiny's Child)
15. Mike Watt "Burning For You" (Blue Oyster Cult)