Next spring, American Laundromat Records will pay tribute to director Wes Anderson and his music-laden filmography with a new double-CD tribute album. I Saved Latin! features artists covering songs from almost all of Anderson’s movies, including Royal Tenenbaums, Rushmore, Life Aquatic, Bottle Rocket, Fantastic Mr. Fox, and Darjeeling Limited.
While additional artists will be announced closer to the release date, already the tracklist includes covers of Love’s “Seven and Seven Is” by Black Francis; The Rolling Stones’ “Street Fighting Man” by Mike Watt; The Kinks’ “This Time Tomorrow” by Telekinesis; Mark Mothersbaugh’s “Margaret Yang’s Theme” by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin; and Elliott Smith’s “Needle In the Hay” by Juliana Hatfield. Other artists can be found covering songs by Nick Drake, The Velvet Underground, Cat Stevens, John Lennon, The Zombies, and more.
To go along with the album’s release, the label is offering several items of Anderson-themed merch, including a Team Zissou beanie, a Moonrise Kingdom Khaki scout badge, Max Fischer’s business card (Rushmore), three different t-shirts, and a limited-edition 7″.
Pre-order your copy here. Check out the current tracklist below, followed by a montage of Anderson’s best musical moments.
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” (Elliott 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]