The Catbirds contributed a new Chandler song, “Playin’ Records,” to the second annual record about records from the folks over at Bubbles in the Think Tank, “Eponymously Entitled.” It’s a real record, 7 inches of clear vinyl, and purchase comes with a free download of all the music on the record plus several bonus tracks.
In addition to the Catbirds, the record includes Deke Dickerson (rockabilly/hillbilly/rock & roll/etc guitarist with his own Ecco-Fonics and the Dave & Deke Combo); The Weisstronauts (mostly instrumental surf/spy/ska/psychedelia); SEMIchuck (featuring members of Chicago’s Chuckleheads UK); Mr. Curt / Bird Mancini (Mr. Curt is a Boston institution – geez, he started off in the scene as road manager for the Modern Lovers! – and Bird Mancini is a guitar/accordion duo that wowed us all at the 2012 Boston Christmas Cavalcade); and the legendary Pete Labonne (who wrote our crowd-pleaser “Pajama Pants Baby“).
There’s even cover art from our good friend in Japan Yutaka Suzuki, with art direction by our friend Todd Remley from Indiana, and label art by the famous Cal Schenkel (“Trout Mask Replica”, anyone?)
Buy your copy now over at love.bubblesinthethinktank.com – we recommend getting the actual record because the package is so lovely, and it comes with a digital download that includes bonus tracks.