The second installment of Guilt By Association comes out in February. In case you don’t remember Vol. 1, the compilation featured contemporary indie bands covering so-called “guilty pleasures.” Of course, the problem with these sorts of things is that the “guilty pleasures” have generally written timeless classics that outshine the contemporary band’s not timeless oeuvre. Well, that’s less an issue this time around because, as Vol. 2’s new producer Wesley Verhoeve noted: “I really wanted to make sure that this second one made no assumptions about whatever is guilty or not. The artists and i just picked songs we actually loved that are mainstream pop songs.” Such as My Brightest Diamond doing “Tainted Love,” the Forms on “We Didn’t Start The Fire,” or Takka Takka digging into Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight.” As Takka member Conrad Doucette explains:
“In The Air Tonight” is probably the darkest, and weirdest, tune Phil Collins ever wrote. The structure of the song allowed us to drop some of our own atmospherics onto a song already rich in atmosphere.
Takka Takka – “In The Air Tonight” (Phil Collins Cover) (MP3)
Additionally, you can stream the entire collection below:
Guilt by Association Volume 2 is out 2/17 via Engine Room.