Album News — February 28, 2011 at 11:43 pm

Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch, The Wedding Present, Tanya Donelly on Smiths tribute

'Please, Please, Please: A Tribute to The Smiths'

Indie imprint American Laundromat Recordings this fall will issue a brand-new tribute album to The Smiths featuring newly recorded covers by the likes of Built to Spill’s Doug Martsch, The Wedding Present and its spin-off Cinerama, and former Throwing Muses member Tanya Donelly.

Although that tracklist isn’t quite finalized and an exact release date isn’t set, Please, Please, Please: A Tribute to The Smiths is expected out this fall, and a preliminary list of artists and covers includes at 17 participants — including David Gedge, who is recording “Hand in Glove” with the Wedding Present and “London” with Cinerama.

Other contributors of note: The Vivian Girls’ Katy Goodman, who is contributing a track to be announced later; the Candy Butchers’ Mike Viola tackling “How Soon Is Now?”; and Martsch offering up “Reel Around the Fountain,” an apt choice given the live Built to Spill staple “Virginia Reel Around the Fountain” he first recorded with the Halo Benders.

The Please, Please, Please: A Tribute to The Smiths disc is now available for preorder from the label, which, in the past three or four years, has released such titles as Just Like Heaven: A Tribute to The Cure and Dig for Fire: A Tribute to Pixies.

See initial contributors for ‘Please, Please, Please’ after the jump…

Please, Please, Please: A Tribute to The Smiths confirmed artists:

Cinerama, “London”
Class Actress, “Ask”
Dala, “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me”
Doug Martsch (Built To Spill), “Reel Around the Fountain”
Elk City, “I Know It’s Over”
Greg Laswell, “Half A Person”
Joy Zipper, “What Difference Does It Make?”
Katy Goodman (Vivian Girls, La Sera), track to be announced
Kitten, track to be announced
Mike Viola, “How Soon Is Now?”
Sara Lov, track to be announced
Sixpence None the Richer, “I Won’t Share You”
Tanya Donelly, w/ Dylan in the Movies, “Shoplifters Of The World Unite”
The Leisure Society, “That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore”
The Rest, “Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before”
The Wedding Present, “Hand In Glove”
Trespassers William, “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”
William Fitzsimmons, “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want”

One Comment

  1. This is massively exciting and with the choice of artists lined up so far, the next six months can only get better :) I love the album artwork.

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