The Future Soundtrack for America, an anti-George Bush LP is to be released this summer in an attempt to raise funds for progressive groups who advocate political change...
The record will be released on American Independence Day, July 4th 2005 on Barsuk Records.
The record will feature exclusive & rare tracks from: Blink 182, Bright Eyes, David Byrne, Clem Snide, Laura Cantrell, Death Cab for Cutie, Elliott Smith, Mike Doughty, The Flaming Lips, Fountains of Wayne, Jimmy Eat World, Ben Kweller, The Long Winters, Nada Surf, Old 97’s, OK Go, R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, Tom Waits, They Might Be Giants and Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
The record was independently conceived by They Might Be Giants' John Flansburgh and McSweeney Press’ Dave Eggers and then assembled by a small group of music industry volunteers and literary figures, the CD and companion book The Future Dictionary of America feature new, exclusive and rare recordings from over 20 of today's best recording artists and original contributions from almost 200 writers including T.C. Boyle, Michael Chabon, Billy Collins, Michael Cunningham, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, Art Spiegelman, Kurt Vonnegut and Wendy Wasserstein.
The 'Future Soundtrack for America' full tracklisting is:
OK Go : This Will Be Our Year [unreleased Zombies cover]
David Byrne : Ain't Got So Far To Go [previously unreleased song]
Jimmy Eat World : Game of Pricks (BBC evening session) [unreleased Guided by Voices cover]
Death Cab For Cutie : This Temporary Life [previously unreleased song]
Blink-182 : I Miss You (James Guthrie mix) [available only as b-side of UK 7"]
Mike Doughty : Move On [previously unreleased song]
Ben Kweller : Jerry Falwell Destroyed Earth [previously unreleased song]
Sleater-Kinney : Off With Your Head [available as bonus track in ltd edition One Beat]
R.E.M. : Final Straw (MoveOn mix) [previously unreleased song]
Bright Eyes : Going for the Gold (live) [previously unreleased recording]
The Long Winters : The Commander Thinks Aloud (future mix) [prev. unreleased song]
will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas : Money [prev. avail. only on UK soundtrack release]
They Might Be Giants : Tippecanoe And Tyler Too [unreleased 1840 campaign song]
Clem Snide : The Ballad of David Icke [previously unreleased song]
Yeah Yeah Yeahs : Date With the Night (live) [previously unreleased recording]
Fountains of Wayne : Everything's Ruined (acoustic) [previously unreleased recording]
Nada Surf : Your Legs Grow [previously unreleased song]
The Flaming Lips : Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots (live on the BBC) [prev unreleased]
Old 97's : Northern Line [Opal cover; prev. available only as b-side of promo-only EP]
Laura Cantrell : Sam Stone [unreleased John Prine cover]
Tom Waits : Day After Tomorrow [recently released on his Anti- release]
Elliott Smith : A Distorted Reality Is Now A Necessity To Be Free [recently released on his full-length posthumous release on Anti-]