Have you ever felt embarrassed listening to one-hit wonders or pop gems of yesteryear? Fear not. Your favorite Indie superstars are giving the OK by joining in together for "Guilt By Association", a collection of songs by today's most exciting Indie talent re-interpreting their favorite guilty pleasure pop songs.
Petra Haden delivers a soaring acapella version of Journey's anthem Don't Stop Believin'. Will Oldham/Bonnie 'Prince' Billy turns Mariah Carey's Can't Take That Away into a bittersweet synth ballad. Jim O'Rourke, who produced albums for Wilco, Beth Orton and Joanna Newsom transforms the Spice Girls' ballad Viva Forever into something that wouldn't have been out of place as a take out of a Beth Orton session.
Lets all wallow in our guilt and enjoy these remembered gems, indie-style.
Concretes/Back For Good (Take That)
Porter Block/Breaking Free (High School Musical)
Mike Watt/Burning For You (Blue Oyster Cult)
Will Oldham/Bonnie 'Prince' Billy/Can't Take That Away (Mariah
Casey Shea/Chop Suey (System of a Down)
Devendra Banhart/Don't Look Back In Anger (Oasis)
Petra Haden/Don't Stop Believing (Journey)
Mark Mulcahy/From This Moment On (Shania Twain)
Mooney Suzuki/Just Like Jesse James (Cher)
Woody Jackson Orchestra featuring Money Mark/Love's Theme (Love Unlimited Orchestra)
Superchunk/Say My Name (Destiny's Child)
Luna/Straight Up (Paula Abdul)
Goat/Sugar We're Going Down (Fall Out Boy)
Geoff Farina/Two Tickets To Paradise (Eddie Money)
Jim O'Rourke/Viva Forever (Spice Girls)
is set for a late June/early August release.
will be available in stores across the US through our distributor
Select-O-Hits and through all major digital avenues including iTunes,
Naptster, Rhapsody and many more..
Also visit MySpace.com/GuiltByAssociation
We are seeking young creatives to participate in our music video contest for three well-known artists that have received accolades from many major press outlets including Rolling Stone Magazine, Pitchfork Media and MTV. Entries can be live action, animation, motion graphics, stop-motion, or any other creative format one can imagine. Go crazy with it friends. We are looking for the most creative and interesting video ideas to go hand-in-hand with this exciting collection of songs.
The contest applies to the following three artists/videos (listen to the songs in the player above):
Petra Haden/Don't Stop Believing
Will Oldham/Bonnie 'Prince' Billy/Can't Take That Away
Devendra Banhart/Don't Look Back In Anger
How To Enter
Submit your video concept in writing as part of a concise e-mail, as well as a link to some of your previous work to videocontest[at]engineroomrecordings.com. We will choose five entries to go on and independently create their own video. A winner will be picked from the final 5 videos and will become the official music video in every way.he videos will be independently created and produced by the first round winners with their own means. We are looking for original ideas and great concepts over big budget productions. We're a small team of music loving folks trying to make things happen and we're trying to partner up with creative people of the same mindset.
The winner's entry will be marketed and promoted as the official music video including placement our website, the official sites involved with the song including the myspace page. In addition it will be posted on YouTube, and submitted to all major music TV stations with full credits included. All press efforts surrounding the album and subsequent singles will make mention of the winner. Due to touring obligations and time constraints the artists themselves likely won't be available for additional filming for the video but their name and likeness can be used.
DEADLINE Round 1 - Please send your video concept + link in by May 15. The final video will have to be completed July 1st to be in the running for the major music networks.
For questions and/or entries please e-mail us at videocontest[at]engineroomrecordings.com
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