I have featured American Laundromat Records here before with the excellent High School Reunion compilation which got a load of American indie bands to record their favourite tracks featured in the John Hughes films of the 80s with the likes of the Caulfield Sisters covering Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want This Time and a brilliant cover of Bring On The Dancing Horses by The Atomic Hep Cats. If you don’t have a copy it is well worth getting hold of.
On the back of the success of HSR, American Laundromat released 3 subsequent tribute albums, one of Pixies songs (Dig For Fire), one of Kim Deal tracks (Gigantic) and one of Cure songs (Just Like Heaven). These albums feature the likes of Tanya Donelly, Joy Zipper, The Wedding Present and many others.
The latest compilation from Joe Spadaro and his team is entitled Sing Me To Sleep and is a collection of indie lullabies. This album is aimed at the more discerning child, ensuring that they drift off to sleep to a soundtrack which oozes indie cred. Before you know it they will be demanding Converse All-Stars and skinny jeans.
If that weren’t enough to make you go out and buy the cd, it is also in a good cause, as all of the artists and studios gave their time for free in the knowledge that all of the profits from the sales of the album will go to The Valerie Fund, which provides care and support for children, with Leukemia, brain tumors, sickle cell disease and other cancers.
So if you want your kids to drift off to the likes of Stars covering Asleep and Neil Halstead’s version of Cloudbusting follow this link. I guarantee that you will love it as much as the kids, especially O + S’s version of You And Your Sister.
This cd comes M & L approved.
Tanya Donelly – Moon River