The fact that the soundtracks to Wes Anderson's films are often as distinctive as the visual aesthetics hasn't gone unnoticed: American Laundromat Records has enlisted Pixies leader Black Francis, Mike Watt, Juliana Hatfield, Kristin Hersh and more for tribute album dedicated to Anderson called I Saved Latin!
The double-CD set, due next spring, will feature covers of 23 songs that have appeared in Anderson movies including Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou, Bottle Rocket, Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Darjeeling Limited. The track list includes Watt and the Secondmen covering "Street Fighting Man" by the Rolling Stones, Black Francis' version of "Seven and Seven Is" by Love, Hersh singing "Fly" by Nick Drake and Hatfield taking on "Needle in the Hay" by Elliott Smith, among others.
The full list of artists contributing to I Saved Latin! is available on American Laundromat's website, along with various pre-order bundles that include the album, T-shirts, stickers, patches and seven-inch singles.
Anderson's next movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is due in theaters in March 2014. The first trailer went public last month.