Stephin Merritt's Late Junction Mixtape
Magnetic Fields frontman Stephin Merritt has just completed a 50-song concept album, for which he wrote one song about each year of his life so far. Nonetheless, he has found time to put together a Late Junction Mixtape too, following on the heels of recent compilers Genesis P-Orridge, Beatrice Dillon, and Fenriz. Merritt's mix is bookended by atonal, instrumental oddities, but the meat of it comes from his love of unlikely cover versions. Featured artists include Klaus Nomi covering Lou Christie and Mrs. Miller covering Cole Porter.
Bruno Spoerri - Drillin'
The Silicon Teens - Let's Dance
Spell - Big Red Balloon
The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band - Help, I'm a Rock
Mrs. Miller - I Sleep Easier Now
The Dickies - Nights in White Satin
Klaus Nomi - Lightning Strikes
Joanna Brouk - Fire Breath