Various Artists – Songs For Sixty Five Roses / Redeye, Songs For Sixty Five Roses

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

A benefit for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Songs for 65 Roses finds the leading lights of independent music covering some of their favorite songs. The versions run the spectrum from Jason Ross's plaintive take on Superchunk's "Mower" to Southern Culture on the Skids riotous countrified take on The Moaners '"Everybody Wants My Baby". The versions offer fresh spins on originals both famous ("Shower the People") and obscure (Harrod & Funck's "Lion Song"), and the nobility of the cause adds an extra glimmer to these spirited readings.