Thursday, February 16, 2006

Songs For Sixty-Five Roses...North Carolina Covers For A Good Cause.

From the Raleigh News & Observer:

Coming in March is an intriguing compilation called "Songs For Sixty-Five Roses: Re-Working the North Carolina Jukebox" ( Producer John Plymale compiled the 18-track set, which has North Carolina acts covering songs by other North Carolina acts.
Some of the pairings are highly unlikely, such as local honky-tonk kings the Two Dollar Pistols covering "Driveway to Driveway" by Chapel Hill punk band Superchunk, or Greensboro pop band Athenaeum covering country singer Randy Travis' "Forever and Ever, Amen." Elsewhere, Caitlin Cary handles Goner's "Battleground Park"; Superchunk spinoff Portastatic covers "Oh My Sweet Carolina" by Cary's old Whiskeytown band mate, Ryan Adams; and Archers of Loaf/Crooked Fingers main man Eric Bachmann does the honors for Let's Active's "Every Word Means No."

Proceeds from "Songs For Sixty-Five Roses" are earmarked for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The album will be released March 21


I'll buy anything even remotely concerning Let's Active. And Southern Culture On The Skids, Chris Stamey of The dB's, and Portastatic? For a good cause? Hell, yeah.

A streaming jukebox of all songs on "Songs For Sixty-Five Roses" is here.

Pre-order "Songs For Sixty-Five Roses" here.

And for old time's sake,
Lets Active - "Fell" (mp3)

Buy Let's Active CD's here.

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