Shameless promotion of a friend’s indie label… and a “disgustingly” good idea.
“Every so often an idea comes along that sounds so great on paper that it canâ€™t possibly be wrong. Praise be then that this is one of those rare times, for American Laundromat Records and Face Down Records have jointly dreamt up a concept so disgustingly cool that it can only be a triumph”. Alan Pedder (U.K. Music Journalist)
HIGH SCHOOL REUNION features some of our favorite indie artists covering songs from the 80’s most popular teen films. Frank Black, Matthew Sweet, Lori McKenna, John P. Strohm (The Blake Babies), Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), and the Dresden Dolls are just several of the great artists covering tracks from films like Pretty in Pink, Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Say Anything, Valley Girl, Repo Man, and more.
The 80â€™s were unique. There were so many important films that spoke to us as teenagers. The soundtracks were exceptional, and the stories & characters unforgettable. We wanted to tribute these films and songs as a small thank you.
Spin and Billboard have done articles about this little comp. I’ve heard some of the songs on the myspace page and I gotta tell you… they are awesome. American Laundromat Records is already working on another, different but equally genious compilation but I imagine a High School Reunion Vol. 2 won’t be too far behind.
It started shipping today. You can order now.