Heirship Records has done quite a few cool things around CU lately. They’ve helped Grandkids release their stunning debut full-length, Timeshare, and worked with local hip hop artists like Jay Moses. Well, add this to the young label’s list of accomplishments: a compilation CD of local bands playing Pygmalion Music Festival.
The comp, Crashing the Heirship, features 18 alternate takes, B-sides, or covers from 18 different C-U bands. The inclusive nature of the comp, along with the “otherness” of the songs (being alternate takes and such), creates a great sense of what the CU music scene is like in 2013.
To my knowledge, having attended several (most?) previous Pygmalion Fests, this is the first C-U-specific compilation for the festival. And quite a good one at that.
Copies of the compilation will be distirbuted by the bands during the festival. For those who don’t score a copy, it is streaming online (for free!) at Heirship Records bandcamp.
The Stars, They Beckon “I’ve Heard This Story And The Ending Sucks”
The Dirty Feathers “If Your Love Is A Drug (Then I’m Feeling Sick)”
That’s No Moon “Kathryn”
Hank. “London” (Third Eye Blind cover)
Megan Johns & Moonwish “By The Way”
Swords “Evil Empire”
Mille Nomi “Vincent Price Is The Last Man In Line For The Bathroom”
Jay Moses “Golden” (Belly’s Got Soul Remix)
Anna Karenina/Anna Karina “Taco Tuesday” (Living Room Version)
Motes “Catch” (Cure cover)
Take Care “In Between Moments (Right Now)”
The 92s “Everything” (Alternate Mix)
Finer Feelings “Walls” (Alt)
Bookmobile! “Please Go Away”
Withershins “A Patient Boy”
The Fights “I Ain’t Scared”
Full disclosure: I am one-half of the band Finer Feelings.