Jagjaguwar has announced a new compilation of covers titled Join the Ritual. It’s part of the label’s ongoing 25th anniversary celebration, and its title and artwork nod to the “company’s roots in Dungeons and Dragons,” according to a press release. The compilation also pays homage to other independent labels such as Drag City, Touch and Go and K Records, through its artists’ choices of covers, which include Besnard Lakes covering Slint, Angel Olsen covering Smog, S. Carey taking on Low, and Nap Eyes doing a Built to Spill cover. The compilation is out September 24.
Two tracks from the album have been released today: Bruce Hornsby covering Dinosaur Jr.’s “Feel the Pain” (yes, you read that correctly) and Jamila Woods covering Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car.” Hear them both below.
Join the Ritual tracklist:
Spencer Krug – “Red Dress” (Jad Fair)
The Besnard Lakes – “Good Morning, Captain” (Slint)
They Hate Change – “The Seeming and The Meaning” (Stereolab)
Angel Olsen – “Cold Blooded Old Times” (Smog)
Bruce Hornsby – “Feel The Pain” (Dinosaur Jr.)
Jamila Woods – “Fast Car” (Tracy Chapman)
Nap Eyes – “Car” (Built to Spill)
S. Carey – “Weight of Water” (Low)
Pink Mountaintops – “The Concept” (Teenage Fanclub)
Cut Worms – “One For The Catholic Girls” (Simon Joyner)
Okay Kaya – “Nightswimming” (R.E.M.)