If that This is Next compilation I told you about a while back is trying to catapult indie music into the mainstream, then Guilt by Association is taking mainstream songs way, way more indie. The compilation, which will be released in early September, finds artists such as Devendra Banhart, Luna and Will Oldham reinterpreting their favorite guilty-pleasure pop songs, covering artists ranging from Oasis to the High School Musical cast.
Four songs are up on the album's MySpace page, including Petra Hayden's fun, layered take on karaoke-and-"Sopranos" favorite "Don't Stop Believin'." As for the rest of the track list, Swedish band The Concretes appeals to my '90s-radio-loving self with a cover of Take That's "Back for Good," and I can't wait to hear Superchunk taking on the Destiny's Child hit "Say My Name."
The artists also held an amateur video contest for the songs, and to see the winning video for Devendra Banhart's cover of the Oasis hit "Don't Look Back in Anger," just read more