June 18, 2012


MGMT, Best Coast, Lykke Li & More On New Fleetwood Mac Tribute Album

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Michael Ochs Archives

Fleetwood Mac, the inimitable and legendary British-American rock band (and the only act capable of bringing my dad to tears—long story), is getting a new tribute album. After over 45 years in the music industry, some of our favorite acts have joined forces to cover 17 of the Mac's biggest hits (and a few lesser known tracks) on Just Tell Me That You Want Me, out August 14 via Starbucks Label Hear Music/Concord.

Best Coast put their signature surf rock spin on the 1975 classic "Rhiannon," while The New Pornographers add a bit of powerpop to Tusk's "Think About Me" (listen to the track at Pitchfork). The Kills even do a rendition of the Mac's 1977 Rumours gem "Dreams"—we can't wait to hear that one. Other contributors include Lykke Li, Washed Out, MGMT and more. The album also includes a few special collaborations, Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren and St. Vincent among them.

The covers LP is co-produced by film and television music supervisor Randall Poster. "The story of Fleetwood Mac has always intrigued me," Poster said in a statement. "And we've tried to tell that story through the arc of music we've recorded." 

Check out the full Just Tell Me That You Want Me tracklist below, and let us know what you think about Fleetwood Mac's tribute album in the comments.

1. Lee Ranaldo Band feat. J Mascis, "Albatross"
2. Antony, "Landslide"
3. Trixie Whitley, "Before The Beginning"
4. Bill Gibbons & Co., "Oh Well"
5. Best Coast, "Rhiannon"
6. The New Pornographers, "Think About Me"
7. Marianne Faithfull, "Angel"
8. Lykke Li, "Silver Springs"
9. Karen Elson, "Gold Dust Woman"
10. Matt Sweeney and Bonnie "Prince" Billie, "Storms"
11. Washed Out, "Straight Back,"
12. Tame Impala, "That's All For Everyone"
13. Craig Wedren with St. Vincent, "Sisters Of The Moon"
14. The Kills, "Dreams"
15. Gardens & Villa, "Gypsy"
16. The Crystal Ark, "Tusk"
17. MGMT, "Future Games"