Mar 172011

Liz Janes has been a staple at iconic indie label Asthmatic Kitty for a while now, crafting beautiful indie melodies influenced by ages past. It seems only appropriate, then, that her songs should get a tribute album from her contemporaries, including several labelmates.

Some artists on Time & Space keep Liz Janes’ songs in familiar territory and others venture so far away you would never even know it was originally her song. The covers range from trippy electronica (Son Lux’s cover of “Desert,” which you can download below), to simple beauty (My Brightest Diamond taking on “Bitty Thing”), to face melting noise (Arrington de Dionyso on “Poison and Snakes”). Check out the tracklist below and go here to listen to the whole thing.

MP3: Son Lux – Desert (Liz Janes cover)

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Time & Space

1. Son Lux, “Desert”
2. My Brightest Diamond, “Bitty Thing”
3. Helado Negro, “Tristeza”
4. Black Heart Procession, “Martyr’s Grind Up”
5. Fol Chen, “Streetlight”
6. Danielson, “Wonderkiller”
7. Arrington de Dionyso, “Poison & Snakes”

Buy the whole thing for $5 on Bandcamp.

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