Archive for August, 2007
A few early comments on Guilt By Association from some awesome publications below.
“Despite the suggestive title, GUILT BY ASSOCIATION is more elegy than irony and offers a primer on how to cover songs successfully…These covers strip the studio sheen from the originals and expose the song underneath, then cast them in radical new forms.” -Harp Magazine
“Luna’s take on Paula Abdul’s ‘Straight Up’ is a woozy, soul-jazz seduction song; Mike Watt turns Blue Oyster Cults ‘Burnin’ For You’ into a smoky, blues-punk dirge; and Superchunk transform the Destiny’s Child number ‘Say My Name’ into a fuzzy, noisy rock nugget.” -Alternative Press
“Irony is not dead, as evidenced by this hot compilation…Amazingly satisfying.”
“[A] beguiling collection of guilty-pleasure covers…We defy you to listen to Devendra Banhart warble ‘Don’t Look Back in Anger’ without smiling.” -Radar Magazine
We are very proud to announce the winning video in our Guilt By Association contest! Watch below Andy Cahill‘s video for Devendra Banhart‘s cover of the Oasis song Don’t Look Back In Anger.
Andy is 21 years old, a student at the Rhode Island School of Design. He created the video over three tightly packed weeks in his parents’ basement.
We’ll be posting more videos here in the next coming days, but if you want to see the other entries and category winners already check them all out on our youtube page.
Less than one month until Guilt By Association hits record stores and we here at Engine Room could not be more excited. With 17 launch parties scheduled across the country, we hope you all come out and join us to hear the album in its entirety. We’ve also stocked the parties full of guilty pleasures–drink specials, live performances, pop culture trivia, prizes, and more! Here’s the newest list of when and where you can get in on the action…Oh and be sure to scroll down for a relevant, and totally excellent, message brought to you by the men of Family Guy…
**GUILT BY ASSOCIATION LAUNCH PARTIES**
Aug. 21: Pianos Launch Party 7pm New York, NY
Aug. 23: The Bottletree Cafe 8pm Birmingham, AL
Aug. 24: Canes Bar and Grill 9pm San Diego, CA
Aug. 25: Rogue Bar 10pm Scottsdale, AZ
Aug. 27: TT the Bear’s Place 7:30pm Boston, MA
Aug. 28: 710 Beach Club 6pm San Diego, CA
Aug. 28: World Cafe Live 7pm Philadelphia, PA
Aug. 30: The High Dive 7pm Seattle, WA
Aug. 31: 111 Minna Gallery 7pm San Francisco, CA
Aug. 31: DC9 8pm Washington DC
Sept. 4: Mars Café 7pm Des Moines, IA
Sept. 4: Spider House 7pm Austin, TX
Sept. 5: aliveONE 8pm Chicago, IL
Sept. 5: Cafe Nine 8pm New Haven, CT
Sept. 5: West End Wine Bar 8pm Chapel Hill, NC
Sept. 6: Broadway Bar 8pm Los Angeles, CA
More info on the Guilt By Association MySpace page!
And now an afternoon delight from our animated friends…giggity giggity goo!