Get Stroked- Stereogum Pays Tribute to This is It with a Collection of Covers

Stereogum has released an album of covers to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Is This It.  You can download the compilation here with covers from bands like Peter, Bjorn & John, Wise Blood, and The Morning Benders.  Is This It is an album that holds a lot of nostalgia for me.  I remember the first time I heard Hard to Explain and pressing record after the intro, not even caring that I was cutting into the mixed tape already in the boombox. Even though the covers don’t compare to my sentiment with the originals, this is still a fun listen for me.

Track Listing

01 Peter Bjorn And John – “Is This It”
02 Chelsea Wolfe – “The Modern Age”
03 Frankie Rose – “Soma”
04 Real Estate – “Barely Legal”
05 Wise Blood – “Someday”
06 Austra – “Alone, Together”
07 the morning benders – “Last Night”
08 Owen Pallett – “Hard To Explain”
09 Heems – “New York City Cops”
10 Deradoorian – “Trying Your Luck”
11 Computer Magic – “Take It Or Leave It”

Coachella 2011 Playlist

The only frustrating thing about the Coachella live webcasts is that you cannot view them in Canada after the original air date. I guess they’ll just have to live on in my memory, just like Rose’s whirlwind romance aboard the Titanic.

Here’s a playlist I whipped up for the occasion! Think of it as a slice of Coachella-shaped birthday cake. A morsel to tide you over until next year.

Download here.

Or grab the individual tracks:

1. Under Cover of DarknessThe Strokes
2. Cheap and CheerfulThe Kills
3. AudienceCold War Kids
4. Better in Blue The Morning Benders
5. Jewels and GoldAngus & Julia Stone
6. L’estat (according to the widow’s maid)Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti
7. HappyBest Coast
8. You Know What I meanCults
9. Lights & MusicCut Copy
10. Girl U WantFreelance Whales
11. Ce jeuYelle
12. FogNosaj Thing
13. Helena BeatFoster the People