VARIOUS ARTISTS
WIRETAP MUSIC PRESENTS: COVERS
HT009/2009


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The Bay Area indie music scene is fit to burst. Bands, labels, artists and producers are making incredible work with an unbridled creativity and freethinking eclecticism that is distinctly San Franciscan. We're so enamored with the scene that we had to share our enthusiasm with the world. That's why we started Wiretap Music more than a year ago: to provide thoughtful, critical insight into a local scene that rivals any major city.

Here at Wiretap, we are equally passionate about the Bay Area music community. We aim to be the Bay Area's most vital indie music resource because we think the scene deserves an inquisitive, original voice, not mere scene boosters. We live our motto ("Listen Locally") to the fullest.

When it came time to celebrate our one-year anniversary, we thought to ourselves, "What's the best way to celebrate everything Wiretap stands for?" The answer was simple: put together a mind-blowing compilation of all the artists we've featured over the past year. But that wasn't enough; we wanted the comp to be a one-of-a-kind event, so we added a second disc, and asked each band to cover one of the other band's contributions.

We didn't pair them up randomly though. We asked each artist to cover the band that was featured the month before themselves, whether they were familiar with them or not. That would give faithful Wiretap fans a whole disc of new tracks from some of the Bay Area's finest musical talent, and at the same time, help the bands get to know each other. We think you'll agree that the results are San-Fran-tastic: Indie-psych-rock pioneers The Lovely Public cover punk-freak-folk outfit Little Teeth; avant garde auteur Pope of Yes covers indie thrash gods Pidgeon; Ray's Vast Basement's ground breaking musical fiction taps the addictive hooks of Excuses For Skippping; omni-talented indie rock duo Tartufi covers experimental noise trio 60 Watt Kid. And the list goes on.


TRACK LISTING

DISC 1 ORGINALS
1. Tartufi - It's Not the Windchime
That's Broken, it's the Wind
2. Schande - Out On You
3. Little Teeth - Japanese Candy (demo version)
4. The Lovely Public - Delicious Surprise Kisses
5. Excuses For Skipping - See The Day
6. Ray's Vast Basement - Black Cotton
7. Chairman Wow - Only Baby Sharks
8. Battlehooch - Please Damo
9. Pidgeon - Strelnikov
10. Pope of Yes - Spring
11. French Miami - Mr. Moment
12. 60 Watt Kid - Jack Puree

DISC 2 COVERS
1. Schande - It's Not the Windchime
That's Broken, it's the Wind
2. Little Teeth - Out on You
3. The Lovely Public - Japanese Candy (demo version)
4. Excuses For Skipping - Delicious Surprise Kisses
5. Rays Vast Basement - See The Day
6. Chairman Wow - Black Cotton
7. Battlehooch - Only Baby Sharks
8. Pidgeon - Please Damo
9. Pope of Yes - Strelnikov
10. French Miami - Spring
11. 60 Watt Kid - Mr. Moment
12. Tartufi - Jack Puree

 

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