‘Lagniappe’, a new compilation from Saddle Creek records, was born on September 2nd, 2005; the result of our watching the surreal events unfolding in New Orleans and the greater Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Old favorites, new faces, and friends of Saddle Creek recorded these 13 tracks in bedrooms, basements, kitchens, living rooms, and even in a couple of studios. The album was put together in one week. It’s a menagerie of mostly new songs, a few tracks that should have made it onto albums but for whatever reason didn’t, a couple of B-sides, a demo song – whatever people could contribute.
All of Saddle Creek and its artists’ profits from the sale of Lagniappe are being donated to the Red Cross for their relief efforts. The CD version of this album can be pre-ordered in the Saddle Creek online store right now, or you can download it from iTunes.
Cursive – “Ten Percent to the Ten Percent”
Maria Taylor and Andy LeMaster – “Breathe”
Criteria – “Booketa”
The Elected – “San Francisco Via Chicago Blues”
Broken Spindles – “Move Away (Broken Spindles Remix)”
Cocoon (Jake Bellows and Todd Fink) – “She’s a Ghost”
Bright Eyes – “Napoleon’s Hat”
The Faint – “Hypnotised”
Orenda Fink – “No Evolution (acoustic)”
Mayday – “Footprints”
Sorry About Dresden – “Sunrise: Norfolk, Virginia”
Two Gallants – “All Your Faithless Loyalties”
The Good Life – “New Year’s Retribution”