And I'm not the only one! American Laundromat Records is releasing a Kim Deal tribute album on June 3 (though it appears it is already available digitally through American Laundromat's website and through iTunes). The album is titled Gigantic: A Tribute to Kim Deal. I personally might have chosen a reference to a non-Pixies Deal song for the title, esp. considering the album's about Deal's work outside of the Pixies, but whatevs.
Hmm, apparently they asked Tanya Donelly to write the liner notes instead of me. They must not know what a Kim Deal superfan I am. I'll let that slide.
Here's the tracklisting:
01. The She / WITCH HATS
02. Bragging Party / THE GERMAN ART STUDENTS
03. Cannonball / THE WHEELERS
04. Tipp City / TARA KING TH
05. Do You Love Me Now / MELISSA GIBBS
06. Fortunately Gone / JULIE PEEL
07. Off You / FRANCINE
08. Doe / RIZZO
09. I Just Want To Get Along / DESCARTES A KANT
10. Invisible Man / THE NUEVOS
11. Safari / THE DOUGLAS FIR
12. When I Was A Painter / LE TETSUO
13. Divine Hammer / THE MODIFIERS
Some of the songs are originally by The Breeders and others by Deal's less famous project The Amps. I've heard of exactly one of the bands who performs on this tribute, but still, since I already know I like the songs, I'll definitely get me a copy of the album. Anybody heard it yet, or know anything about the bands appearing on it?
I'm also excited for American Laundromat's upcoming Cure tribute album, which is set to be released early next year and will include Tanya Donelly with Dylan in the Movies, The Brunettes, The Submarines, Dean & Britta, The Wedding Present, Joy Zipper, The Rosebuds, Grand Duchy (Violet Clark & Black Francis), The Devics, Elk City, The Poems and others. That's a whole lotta bands I love on one album!