Subterranean Homesick Blues: A Tribute To Bob Dylan's 'Bringing It All Back Home'
On its original release, “Bringing It All Back Home,” was a delicious and challenging step into the unknown, a platter that carried Dylan from the cultish fringes to the popular mainstream.
This 16 track album tribute to that magic features a select few of the most acclaimed indie artists on the scene including Mirah, The Morning Benders, J. Tillman (of Fleet Foxes), William Fitzsimmons, Peter Moren (of Peter Bjorn & John), Sea Wolf, Asobi Seksu, Helio Sequence and more.
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Paint It Black: An Alt Country Tribute To The Rolling Stones
In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, under the influence of their now legendary friend Gram Parsons, The Rolling Stones brought a rough-hewn, country music feel to their work which can be argued is the blueprint for the alternative country music of today.
We celebrate that influence with this release covering some of The Rolling Stones’ lesser known works, with a few classics mixed in, by the best alt country artists on the scene including: Great Lake Swimmers, Matthew Ryan, Cowboy Junkies, Hem, Everest, The Bittersweets, Giant Sand, Lee Harvey Osmond and Mary Gauthier, Over the Rhine, The Handsome Family, Blue Mountain, Brian Ritchey, Neal McCarthy & Ivo Matos, Barbara Kessler, and Anders Parker.
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Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind
Reimagine Music is proud to help celebrate the twentieth anniversary of arguably the most important release of the 1990s by releasing Come As You Are. This special tribute album features contributions from some of today’s best alternative and indie rock artists who have contributed their unique takes on Nirvana classics including Hawthorne Heights, Story Of The Year, Anthony Raneri (of Bayside), Finger Eleven, The Album Leaf, Margot & The Nuclear So and So’s, mewithoutYou, Maps & Atlases, Murder By Death and Pitty.
Kurt Cobain’s poetic, self deprecating, deeply introspective lyrics, and the stunning musical energy of Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic continues to attract countless listeners the world over, pulled into its orbit, and furthering Nevermind’s status as one of the most celebrated albums of all time.
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Esperanza: Songs From Jack Kerouac’s Tristessa
A leading light of the maverick pack of ‘50s writers who forged the Beat Generation, whose works sparked the cultural revolution of the ‘60s, Jack Kerouac is best known for his exhilarating lust for life, distilling his adventures and his hopes in a series of high-octane novels. While the image of Kerouac as a freewheeling spirit of the open road has endured, his novel, Tristessa reveals his obsession with the darker recesses of human experience.
For Esperanza 19 acclaimed singer-songwriters and bands create songs inspired by Jack Kerouac's bittersweet novella: William Fitzsimmons, Tim & Adam, Gregory Alan Isakov, Peter Bradley Adams, Alela Diane, Wintersleep, Marissa Nadler, Joshua James, Lee Ranaldo (of Sonic Youth), Hey Rosetta!, Will Dailey, Willy Mason, Matt Costa, The Low Anthem, Neal McCarthy with Barbara Kessler, and Tony Dekker with Hanne Hukkelberg.
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The Empress of the Blues: A Tribute To Bessie Smith
Throughout the 1920s Bessie Smith became one of the most popular singers in America. She sang it like it was, representing the African-American experience and the suffering of her people through raw, unadulterated country blues. “She showed me the air and taught me how to fill it,” Janis Joplin said of Bessie Smith.
The all-female lineup on The Empress of the Blues includes Haley Bonar, Jenny Owen Youngs, Doria Roberts, Dawn Landes, Catherine Feeny & Daniel Dixon, Whitney Monge, Simone White, Holly Golightly, Tift Merritt, Barbara Kessler, Alessi’s Ark & Scott Verbeek, and Abigail Washburn.
“These beautifully conceived new renderings by the best female singer songwriters working today capture life’s hardships with such sincerity and depth,” says producer Jim Sampas.
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Tease Torment Tantalize: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To The Smiths' Debut
Punk, new wave, post-punk, alternative. As the 1970s turned into the 1980s, there was a huge surge of rock music activity, as the bands who had lit the flame saw their spark transatlantically catch fire. No band personified the spirit of indie more than The Smiths, that Manchester, UK, four-piece who strode between the jagged shards of punk politics and the ideological posturing of the new wave arts school.
Recorded in 2014, the 30th anniversary of The Smiths’ eponymous debut, this new compilation features a select few of the best artists in electronic and indie rock. The Smiths’ independence, in style and attitude, persists in this unique reimagining by Kevin Devine, Blackbird Blackbird, Faded Paper Figures, Field Mouse, Jaymay, Brothertiger, Seapony, Male Bonding, The Night VI, Soft Metals, Young Statues, Heidemann, Our Broken Garden, and Mother Falcon (an eighteen piece orchestral rock band).
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The Brighter Side: A 25th Anniversary Tribute To Uncle Tupelo’s No Depression
The primeval power of the original No Depression album by Uncle Tupelo would go on to christen a wave of restless, ragged country-fired rock. Lee Zimmerman in Blurt Magazine writes "There are any number of landmark albums that critics are quick to label as essential, but given the fact No Depression jumpstarted an entire genre, none deserve that label more” while Jason Ankeny at All Music says the work “kick-started a revolution which reverberated throughout the American underground.”
On The Brighter Side a select few of the best artists in Alt Country and Indie Rock bring their talents together to re-imagine the album a quarter century later: The Last Bison, Bodies of Water, Big Sky Blue, The Wooden Sky, Peculiar Pretzelmen, Elliott BROOD, Crow Moses, Leeroy Stagger, Smoking Popes, David Stuart, Mikaela Davis, Cheap Girls, and Beta Radio.
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John Vanderslice Plays David Bowie's Diamond Dogs
This is first album of Reimagine Music’s “Plays Series” wherein a single innovative and accomplished recording artist interprets iconic works of the past. Vanderslice approaches Bowie’s Diamond Dogs with the infectious melodies and the trademark ardor that have continuously deemed him one of indie and experimental rock’s elite.
David Bowie is a maverick amongst the sound and scope of experimental rock music. His radical approach electrified the early 1970s rock scene with songs that braided psychedelic sensibilities and abstract lyricism, and to this day, his achievements have maintained one of the biggest followings in rock history.
Rather than merely covering Bowie’s album Pitchfork says “Vanderslice takes the hits and turns them on their heads.” In the liner notes for the iTunes version of this project, best-selling author Daniel Handler (AKA Lemony Snicket) writes “This is an album of covers of dreams of songs from an album that covers a book that dreams of a future that is now the past.”
Looking Through You: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to The Beatles’ Rubber Soul
There has been no band so rapturous nor so crucial as The Beatles. In the mid-1960s, The Beatles released Rubber Soul and Revolver, tight bundles of songs whose impact was immediate.
George Harrison once said "I don't see too much difference between Revolver and Rubber Soul. To me, they could be Volume One and Volume Two.' In celebration for the up coming 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Rubber Soul and Revolver, arguably the two of the most influential pop albums of all time, we're releasing album tributes featuring some of the best in indie rock.
Looking Through You boasts the cutting edge of today’s music scene: Bombadil, The David Mayfield Parade, So Many Wizards, The Pride of Erie PA, Admirals, Woodpigeon, Cereus Bright, Tyler Lyle, The Blackwater Fever, Swear and Shake, Blessed Feathers, The Daydream Club, The Love Language, Olin & The Moon, Nemes, Kid In The Attic and The Kirkendall Gang.
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Tomorrow Never Knows: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to The Beatles’ Revolver
Tomorrow Never Knows: A 50th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles' Revolver also features the finest indie rock has to offer: Jake Mann and the Upper Hand, The Owls, Shawn Mullins, Glider, Bjorn Baillie and Simon Baillie, Nellie McKay, Everest, Headlights, Lost In the Trees, Tapes ’n Tapes, Borges & The Broken Singles, Jennifer O’Connor, Brian Wright, and The M’s. As a special treat, famed Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick—who recorded the original Revolver sessions—lovingly records Nellie McKay’s inventive new take on “Yellow Submarine” for this project.
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Frankie Siragusa Plays: Goodbye My Love - Lost Songs of The Beatles Covered and Rediscovered
Release date soon to be announced
Goodbye My Love introduces emerging musical innovator Frankie Siragusa, as he creates a Beatles record from an archive of songs written by members of The Beatles for other artists of the era. "Most of these pieces were never recorded by The Beatles themselves—but what if they had been?” This question drives Siragusa as he performs, records, and mixes each track of the collection. Inspired by the group’s creative and innovative studio work, Siragusa's choice of instruments mirrors The Beatles' own. He even goes so far as to steer away from modern 48-plus track recording technology, limiting himself instead to only 4-track recording, as The Beatles themselves had done. He performs the songs alongside Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, R.E.M., Big Star), Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. (Jellyfish, Beck), and Keith Slettedahl (The 88, Ray Davies Band).
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