Photo by David Brendan Hall
Today, Toronto jazz quartet BadBadNotGood is the latest act chosen to curate a Late Night Tales compilation, joining the likes of MGMT, Belle and Sebastian, Franz Ferdinand, and many more. As per tradition, BBNG recorded a cover song for the album, choosing Andy Shauf’s “To You”, off his 2016 album, The Party.
The group’s interpretation fills in the sparse sound of the original with a wider range of percussion, bigger strings, spacy synths, and an overall less rigid structure. Listen to it below.
“We were really excited to have the chance to put together a Late Night Tales compilation. We decided to use it as a vehicle to show everyone all the amazing music we have gotten to experience by touring and meeting new people,” the band said in a statement. “Every track on this comp was either shown to us by an incredible person or made by one of our friends.”
“We also included a little cover of a song by one of our favorite current musicians, Andy Shauf,” they continued. “These artists, as well as many, many others, have influenced us to create and kept our deep love of music alive. This mix will keep you company on a quiet night by yourself or with friends. You can check it out on the plane, the bus, a long walk, or any situation where you want a soundtrack for reflection and meditation.”
BBNG have also released a brief sampler of the compilation, which you can hear below.
Late Night Tales: BadBadNotGood Album Art
Late Night Tales: BadBadNotGood Tracklist
01. Boards Of Canada – Olson
02. Erasmo Carlos – Vida Antiga
03. Gene Williams – Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away
04. The Chosen Few – People Make the World Go Round
05. Esther Phillips – Home Is Where the Hatred Is
06. Delegation – Oh Honey
07. Velly Joonas – Käes on Aeg
08. Stereolab – The Flower Called Nowhere
09. Kiki Gyan – Disco Dancer
10. Admas – Anchi Bale Game
11. Francis Bebey – Sanza Nocturne
12. Thundercat – For Love I Come
13. River Tiber – West (Feat. Daniel Caesar)
14. Charlotte Day Wilson – Work
15. The Beach Boys – Don’t Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)
16. Donnie & Joe Emerson – Baby
17. Les Prospection – Lido
18. Grady Tate – And I Love Her
19. BadBadNotGood – To You (Andy Shauf Cover)
20. Steve Kuhn – The Meaning of Love
21. Lydia Lunch – You, Me and Jim Beam (Exclusive Spoken Word Piece)
BadBadNotGood’s Late Night Tales compilation is out July 28th. Pre-order it here.