Wes Anderson Tribute Album 'I Saved Latin!' Coming, Featuring Black Francis, Mike Watt, Kristin Hersh, Juliana Hatfield & More

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by Ken Guidry
November 21, 2013 10:44 AM
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Call us crazy, but it seems like Wes Anderson has been getting a fair amount of special attention lately. In the past two months, there’s been a new book released chronicling his career in movies, there’s this short film he made with Jason Schwartzmann, his animated film “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is getting a Criterion Collection release, SNL recently did a parody of his films, and of course, his next film “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is just on the horizon (trailer here). If you are a fan of Wes Anderson, what more could you possibly want? Maybe a Wes Anderson tribute CD? Would you want that as well? No? Well, you’re gonna get it anyway…

Entitled “I Saved Latin!,” the 2-CD tribute to Wes Anderson is due to come out next spring thanks to American Laundromat Records. The album features many cover songs that were prominently featured in Anderson’s first six films. Covers from artists such as the PixiesBlack Francis, Mike Watt & the Secondmen, Kristin Hersh, Telekinesis, Juliana Hatfield, Matt Pond, and many more. 

If that’s not enough for you, the label’s including a bunch of cool memorabilia, like a Team Zissou beanie, a Khaki Scouts badge from Moonrise Kingdom, a Max Fischer business card, a limited 7”, and three t-shirts. That’s right, three! You can view the tracklisting below in alphabetical order. You can also preorder the album right now at the label’s website. If you buy the album, the best way to open it is in a precisely-framed overhead shot. [Pitchfork]

"I Saved Latin!" Tracklist

Black Francis: "Seven and Seven Is" (Love) [Bottle Rocket]
Elk City: "Play with Fire" (The Rolling Stones) [Darjeeling Limited]
Escondido: "Strangers" (The Kinks) [Darjeeling Limited]
Freelance Whales: "Let Her Dance" (The Bobby Fuller Four) [Fantastic Mr. Fox]
Generationals: "Making Time" (Creation) [Rushmore]
Grand Hallway: "I Am Waiting" (The Rolling Stones) [Rushmore]
Joy Zipper: "Ooh La La" (The Faces) [Rushmore]
Juliana Hatfield: "Needle In The Hay" (Elliot Smith) [Royal Tenenbaums]
Kristin Hersh: "Fly" (Nick Drake) [Royal Tenenbaums]
Matt Pond: "These Days" (Nico) [Royal Tenenbaums]
Mike Watt & the Secondmen: "Street Fighting Man (The Rolling Stones)" [Fantastic Mr. Fox]
PHOX: "The Way I Feel Inside" (The Zombies) [Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou]
Santah: "Five Years" (David Bowie) [Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou]
Sara Lov: "Alone Again Or" (Love) [Bottle Rocket]
Solvents: "Nothing In This World Can Stop Me Worryin' Bout That Girl" (The Kinks) [Rushmore]
Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin: "Margaret Yang's Theme" (Mark Mothersbaugh) [Rushmore]
Tea Cozies: "Here Comes My Baby" (Cat Stevens) [Rushmore]
Tele Novella: "Stephanie Says" (The Velvet Underground) [Royal Tenenbaums]
Telekinesis: "This Time Tomorrow" (The Kinks) [Darjeeling Limited]
The Ghost in You: "Oh Yoko!" (John Lennon) [Rushmore]
Tomten: "30 Century Man" (Scott Walker) [Life Aquatic]
Trespassers William: "Fairest of the Seasons" (Nico) [Royal Tenenbaums]
William Fitzsimmons: "The Wind" (Cat Stevens) [Rushmore]

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  • Wayne Chapman | February 16, 2014 12:28 PMReply

    The reason I've ordered this (besides the fact that I like a good tribute album) is because Austin band Tele Novella is covering The Velvet Underground. I've been a HUGE fan of lead singer Natalie Gordon ever since she fronted the duo Agent Ribbons and am hoping that 2014 is her year to get the attention she so richly deserves. This girl has written a collection of songs worthy of their own tribute album, and I doubt that could be said for every other artist on this Wes Anderson compilation. I recommend that you pull up Agent Ribbons and Tele Novella on YouTube, Spotify, and Soundcloud and have a listen.

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