Sunday Best, the kids behind the Bestival, have announced details of a new-folk compilation, entitled Folk Off, due for release on July 10th.
Ok, so it might seem a bad pun, but Folk Off is indeed a folk-off between The British Isles and North America across two CDs, featuring the likes of Vashti Bunyan, James Yorkston with Reporter, Marissa Nadler, Sufjan Stevens and Tunng amonst others. Compiled by Sunday Best founder Rob Da Bank, the full tracklist runs thusly:
CD1: THE BRITISH ISLES
1. Tunng - 'The Pioneers'
2. North Sea Radio Orchestra - 'Guitar Minature'
3. Acid Casuals - 'Bowl me Over'
4. This Is The Kit - 'Two Wooden Spoons'
5. Vashti Bunyan - 'Here Before'
6. James Yorkston & Reporter - 'Woozy with Cider'
7. Songs of Green Pheasant - 'Nightfall'
8. Clayhill - 'Beard'
9. Eighteenth Day Of May - 'Strings'
10. Deep Elem - 'In The Woods'
11. Jakokoyak - 'Eira'
12. Same Actor - 'Nothing Yet'
13. The Hat - '3AM Drunken Lullaby'
14. Magnetophone - 'And May Your Last Word Be A Chance To Make Things Better'
15. Listen With Sarah - 'Blue Parsley'
CD2: NORTH AMERICA
1. Micah P Hinson - 'Yard of Blonde Girls'
2. Marissa Nadler - 'Famous Blue Raincoat'
3. Vetiver - 'Amour Fou'
4. Richard Swift - 'Sadsong Street'
5. Dr Dog - 'The World Will Never Know'
6. Espers - 'Rosemary Lane'
7. Au Revoir Simone - 'Through The Backyards'
8. Laura Cantrell - 'Bees'
9. Sufjan Stevens - 'Decatur, or, A Round of Applause For Your Step-Mother'
10. Readymade FC - 'Snow Lion (feat. Feist)'
11. Jack Lewis - 'The Day Neil Young Died'
12. Animal Collective - 'Kids On Holiday'
13. Baby Dee - 'Morning Holds A Star'
14. Mi and L'Au - 'Bums'
15. Blitzen Trapper - '40 Stripes'