|An outstanding 23-song, double-CD featuring today's best artists covering songs from Bottle Rocket, Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic, Darjeeling Limited, and more. Praised by SPIN, NME, TIME, Rolling Stone, Paste, Nylon, A.V. Club, NPR, USA Today, and Pitchfork -- this is another fantastic themed compilation from American Laundromat Records.
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Praise for I Saved Latin!
"Cohesive and pleasingly idiosyncratic, 'I Saved Latin!' tugs on your heartstrings
in the sweetest of ways -- just like the films themselves." -NME
"I Saved Latin! works on many levels – as a tribute to Wes Anderson, to his movies, to particular scenes in his movies, to the artists whose songs scored those scenes, to the artists who covered those songs, and to the label that brought those artists together. It will drive people to watch the films again, in whole or in part, and drive even more to Pandora, Spotify, and the like to learn more about the artists of today who are covering these songs of yesteryear. When the biggest complaint about a release is that it’s got 75 minutes of music spread out over two CDs (a moot point nowadays) and just isn’t long enough, you’ve know you’ve got a winner on your hands. Let’s be clear about this – I Saved Latin! is a hell of a damn tribute." -COVER ME
"Highly original and masterfully executed -- much like a Wes Anderson film." -DETAILS
"Wes Anderson’s films are special for numerous reasons, one of them being the exquisite range of classic songs that define their memorable scenes. Gems by The Kinks or Love or Creation coloring a cinematic moment of soul-crushing or utter befuddlement or childlike passion can make any serious rock lover’s heart skip a beat. So imagine those songs covered by artists ranging from Matt Pond to Mike Watt, Kristin Hersh to Telekinesis. These artists bring entire new elements to the originals, much as their film appearances did. Newer artists having the chutzpah to tackle John Lennon (The Ghost In You) or The Zombies (PHOX) yield awesome surprises: The Solvents’ string-laden cover of The Kinks’ “Nothing in This World” is just short of magic, and Trespassers William’s delicate version of Nico’s “Fairest of the Seasons” beguiles. Lovers of Wes Anderson, lovers of rock trailblazers, lovers of all kinds: take joy in I Saved Latin!" -iTunes