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Mainstream Goes Indie with Guilt By Association

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

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
this sounds pretty good. love the cover of the oasis song. looks like some good people are on this album!
Phil Phil 9 years
this should be interesting. Petra Hayden already rocks, and the fact that she's covering Journey just multiplies the mass of the rock that she already embodies! She's already done an acapella The Who Sell Out... I guess Journey is the next logical step in rocking.
Home Home 9 years
What an awesome idea! I like the Devendra track. "Don't Look Back..." is also one of my fave guilty pleasures.
Fab_Kitty Fab_Kitty 9 years
I'll def. check this out as I like Luna and the Concretes.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
this is super awesome!
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