“American Laundromat (http://www.alr-music.com/shop.php) is a record company that I’ve picked up a couple good albums from; there are albums full of Pixies, Kim Deal and Neil Young tributes; there are also upcoming Cure and Repo Man albums. A CD tribute to Repo Man; I can hardly wait.” — Go On, Sell Out Already
Got this press release in the mail today, and thought I’d share. I have a copy of the CD, and I’ve listened to it only the once so far. I’ll have to give it another listen before really commenting, but it’s pretty good.
KIM DEAL TRIBUTE RELEASED!
American Laundromat Records Announces Gigantic – a tribute to Kim Deal
Stonington, CT – May 15, 2008; American Laundromat Records has produced a tribute to Kim Deal (Breeders, Pixies, Amps) titled GIGANTIC – A TRIBUTE TO KIM DEAL featuring 13 new cover versions of songs Kim has written for The Breeders and The Amps. The CD will be available worldwide June 3, 2008 but is available now exclusively through American Laundromat Records and on iTunes.
01. The She / WITCH HATS
02. Bragging Party / THE GERMAN ART STUDENTS
03. Cannonball / THE WHEELERS
04. Tipp City / TARA KING TH
05. Do You Love Me Now / MELISSA GIBBS
06. Fortunately Gone / JULIE PEEL
07. Off You / FRANCINE
08. Doe / RIZZO
09. I Just Want To Get Along / DESCARTES A KANT
10. Invisible Man / THE NUEVOS
11. Safari / THE DOUGLAS FIR
12. When I Was A Painter / LE TETSUO
13. Divine Hammer / THE MODIFIERS
Gigantic was produced by American Laundromat Records. Liner notes by Tanya Donelly (Belly, Throwing Muses, Breeders). Mastering by Sean Glonek (Frank Black, OK Go, Kristin Hersh, Dresden Dolls, Mogwai). Original album art by David Yurchuk. Limited-edition pressing.
“This project was a pure labor of love for the label. We wanted to get back to working with lesser-known indie arists. We started to produce Gigantic in the middle of producing the Pixies and Neil Young tributes. It was fun to work directly with the bands and hear their reinterpretations of Kim’s impressive body of work. We worked with bands from France, Mexico, Australia, the U.K. and USA so it’s really a global tribute in a sense. We’re very pleased with the record.” Joe Spadaro, Founder & Pres. American Laundromat Records.
American Laundromat Records is an independent record label based out of Southeastern, CT. Founded in April of 2004 the label is best known for producing tribute compilations and seven-inch split vinyl singles.