Dec 072011

We first caught wind of Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths back in March and next week it finally arrives. From the sound of the first three covers, it’ll be worth snagging.

First, Telekinesis, who’s already covered Nirvana, Superchunk, and Belle & Sebastian this year, delivers a dependably crunchy indie-rock take on “Sheila Take a Bow.” Then, Sara Lov slows it down a bit more on a gently grooving “Well I Wonder.” Finally, Kitten go grand with some big synths and a soaring vocals on “Panic.” Listen to all three tracks below, then preorder the album at American Laundromat Records.

Telekinesis – Sheila Take a Bow (The Smiths cover)

Sara Lov – Well I Wonder (The Smiths cover)

Kitten – Panic (The Smiths cover)

‘Please, Please, Please: A Tribute to the Smiths’ Tracklist:
01. Kitten, “Panic”
02. The Rest, “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
03. Joy Zipper, “What Difference Does It Make?”
04. Tanya Donelly w/ Dylan in the Movies, “Shoplifters Of The World Unite”
05. William Fitzsimmons, “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”
06. Sixpence None the Richer, “I Won’t Share You”
07. Sara Lov, “Well I Wonder”
08. Greg Laswell, “Half A Person”
09. Dala, “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me”
10. Chikita Violenta, “Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others”
11. Telekinesis, “Sheila Take A Bow”
12. Solvents, “Is It Really So Strange?”
13. The Wedding Present, “Hand In Glove”
14. Mike Viola and The Section Quartet, “How Soon Is Now?”
15. Trespassers William, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
16. Girl in a Coma, “Rubber Ring”
17. Elk City, “I Know It’s Over”
18. Katy Goodman (La Sera, Vivian Girls), “What She Said”
19. Cinerama, “London”
20. Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), “Reel Around the Fountain”

Preorder ‘Please, Please, Please: A Tribute To The Smiths’ here.

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  One Response to “Telekinesis, Sara Lov, and Kitten Cover the Smiths on New Tribute”

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  1. Never heard Kitten before but the singer sounds like Sophie Ellis-Bextor. And *no-one* sounds like Sophie E-B!

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