Sonic Latte

By brandon / May 22, 2008

We all like to listen to Daydream Nation while sipping skinny mochas at the local Starbucks. Of course we do. Making that guilty pleasure a little bit easier, 14 celebrities of various stripes each chose a SY track for a Starbucks-approved compilation, Hits Are For Squares. (Some would argue Starbucks-sponsored compilations are for squares, too, but whatevs.) The curators include Radiohead, Beck, one of America’s Funniest People David Cross, the unlikely duo of Dave Eggers and Mike Watt, Who fans the Flaming Lips and Eddie Vedder … and, uh, Chloë Sevigny, Flea, and others. In addition there’s an exclusive track, “Slow Revolution.” We have the Venti-sized tracklist.

01 “Bull In The Heather” (selected by Catherine Keener)
02 “Sugar Kane” (selected by Beck)
03 “100%” (selected by Mike D)
04 “Kool Thing” (selected by Radiohead)
05 “Disappearer” (selected by Portia de Rossi)
06 “Stones” (selected by Allison Anders)
07 “Tuff Gnarl” (selected by Dave Eggers and Mike Watt)
08 “Teenage Riot” (selected Eddie Vedder)
09 “Shadow Of A Doubt” (selected by Michelle Williams)
10 “Rain on Tin” (selected by Flea)
11 “Tom Violence” (selected by Gus Van Sant)
12 “Mary-Christ” (selected by David Cross)
13 “World Looks Red” (selected by Chloë Sevigny)
14 “Expressway To Yr Skull” (selected by the Flaming Lips)
15 “Slow Revolution” (exclusive)

Looking forward to hearing “Slow Revolution,” and curious if the selectors included notes as to why the chose what they did.

Hits Are For Squares is out 6/10 at select Starbucks and online via Starbucks Entertainment’s Hear Music/Universal Special Markets. Paul McCartney must be proud. In less dorky news, the SY’s playing some shows this summer:

07/04 New York, NY @ Battery Park w/ The Feelies
08/04 Leucate, France @ Les Méditerranéennes Festival
08/05 Lokeren, Belgium @ Lokerse Festival
08/07 Oslo, Norway @ Øya Festival
08/08 Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
08/09 Saint-Nazaire, France @ Escales Festival