‘The Matador Records Songbook’ is on one hand, a nod to the old Warner Bros. “loss-leader” compilation LP’s that used to bring Van Dyke Parks or Randy Newman to your attention for a couple of bucks. On the other hand, it’s also a new iTunes 15 song digital comp. for a mere $7.99.
And to get totally freakish, if one could have THREE HANDS, the third would consist of previously released, ultra-classic material from Interpol, Belle & Sebastian, Yo La Tengo, Mission Of Burma, A.C. Newman, Mogwai, Pavement, Cat Power, Shearwater, Fucked Up, the Cave Singers, Stephen Malkmus, , Matmos, Jay Reatard and Guided By Voices. You can order and/or peruse the contents here.