It’s becoming pretty standard for bands to cover The Smiths these days. Some covers are completely unnecessary, and some are very memorable such as Dream Acadamy’s take on Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want from Ferris Beuler and Love Spit Love‘s version of How Soon Is Now. Continuing on with the tradition, American Laundromat Records has just put out a compilation (called Please Please Please: A Tribute To The Smiths) of 20 indie artists taking on their favorite song from The Smiths.
This album features contributions from several of Strangeways favorite artists. Trespassers William chimes in with a pleasantly toned down acoustic version of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out. Anna-Lynne Williams from Trespassers William is no stranger to cover songs, as she has several EP’s of her own where she takes on her favorite artists. She has so many covers that she deserves her own Under The Covers segment.
Tanya Donelly teams up with Dylan In The Movies for an acoustic rendition of Shoplifters Of The World. This is very exciting for fans of Tanya who are aching for new material from her.
Additionally, there is a bonus 7″ featuring some songs not on the album, including Stars version of Asleep.
Check out the full track list below, as well as listen to a full length stream of There Is A Light That Never Goes Out by Trespassers William. You can also click on the Amazon applet to the right and check out samples of some of our favorite tracks from the album.
|Stop Me If You’ve Heard This One Before||Rest|
|What Difference Does It Make?||Joy Zipper|
|Shoplifters Of The World Unite||Tanya Donelly w/ Dylan In The Movies|
|Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want||William Fitzsimmons|
|I Won’t Share you||Sixpence None The Richer|
|Well I Wonder||Sara Lov|
|Half A Person||Greg Laswell|
|Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me||Dala|
|Some Girls Are Bigger Than Others||Chikita Violenta|
|Shelia Take A Bow||Telekinesis|
|Is It Really So Strange?||Solvents|
|Hand In Glove||The Wedding Present|
|How Soon Is Now?||Mike Viola, The Section Quartet|
|There Is A Light That Never Goes Out||Trespassers William|
|Rubber Ring||Girl In A Coma|
|I Know It’s Over||Elk City|
|What She Said||Katy Goodman|
|Reel Around The Fountain||Doug Martsch|