VAMPIRE WEEKEND, JIM JAMES, BECK & STARBUCKS UNITE

VAMPIRE WEEKEND, JIM JAMES, BECK & STARBUCKS UNITE

Leigh MichaelFriday,13 December 2013

The Snap:

On 4 February, Starbucks will be releasing Sweetheart. Part of the brand’s annual series, the record will showcase modern musicians performing covers of their favorite love songs.

They’ve leaked My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James’ rendition of the Bob Marley classic, “Turn Your Lights Down Low,” which you can listen to here.

The Download:

Starbucks is at it again. This is the fifth year that they are facilitating the series, which features “handpicked covers from a remarkable group of modern musical dreamers who artfully grapple, in one way or another, with that most vexing of subject to ever befall mankind, L.O.V.E.”

In the past, they’ve featured great favorites from artists like Hey Marseilles, Katy Perry, Department of Eagles, and She & Him.

They’re clearly keeping the momentum going this year, with features from Vampire Weekend, Jim James, Fiona Apple, and other awesome artists.

Take a look at the full tracklist below, courtesy of Rolling Stone. It looks like Starbucks is showcasing a lot of great artists this year, so you mich want to add this to your “Grande Nonfat Peppermint Mocha” order.

Jim James – “Turn Your Lights Down Low” (Bob Marley)
Vampire Weekend – “Con Te Partino” (Andrea Bocelli arrangement)
Beck – “Love” (John Lennon)
Phosphorescent – “Tomorrow Is a Long Time” (Bob Dylan)
The Head and the Heart – “Don’t Forget Me” (Harry Nilsson)
Valerie June – “Happy or Lonesome” (The Carter Family)
Bahamas – “Always on My Mind” (Willie Nelson)
Thao – “If You Were Mine” (Ray Charles)
Ben Harper – “Fade Into You” (Mazzy Star)
Fiona Apple – “I’m in the Middle of a Riddle” (Anton Karas)
Brandi Carlile – “The Chain” (Fleetwood Mac)
Blake Mills – “I Hope” (Bobby Charles)
Sharon Jones – “Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours” (Stevie Wonder)

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Rolling Stone, Soundcloud, Sweetheart, Image Credit: Flickr



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