Home Uncategorized All-Star Adam Schlesinger Tribute Album ‘Saving For a Custom Van’ Benefits COVID-19...

All-Star Adam Schlesinger Tribute Album ‘Saving For a Custom Van’ Benefits COVID-19 Relief

It’s fitting that late Fountains of Wayne singer Adam Schlesinger’s friends and musical colleagues are remembering the prolific, wildly talented songwriter with a tribute album benefitting COVID-19 relief. The 31-track Saving for a Custom Van, out today on Father/Daughter Records & Wax Nine and available exclusively on Bandcamp, features Schlesinger’s collaborators, tour mates, friends and fans offering up their versions of songs from throughout the Fountains of Wayne singer/songwriter’s expansive career.

Schlesinger, who died on April 1 at age 52 due to complications from COVID-19, is honored by Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/executive producer and star Rachel Bloom, who reworks FoW’s most beloved song, “Stacy’s Mom” into a jazzy cabaret track. The album also features comedian Sarah Silverman teaming with Ben Lee for a folky take on “Way Back Into Love” from the 2007 movie Music and Lyrics.

Other contributors include FoW guitarist Jody Porter covering “Four in the Morning” from Schlesinger’s other band, Ivy, while Letters to Cleo’s Kay Hanley takes on the power pop nugget “Radiation Vibe,” Motion City Soundtrack do “Dip in the Ocean” and Nada Surf take a “Sick Day.” All proceeds from the album will go to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, which is helping music industry community members affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Click here to purchase the album.

Check out the track list for Saving for a Custom Van below and listen to Hanley’s “Vibe”:

Apex Manor – “Utopia Parkway”

Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood – “Undertow”

Jeff Rosenstock – “Please Don’t Rock Me Tonight”

Kay Hanley – “Radiation Vibe”

Ben Lee and Sarah Silverman – “Way Back Into Love”

Remember Sports – “Just the Girl”

Rachel Bloom – “Stacy’s Mom”

Christian Lee Hutson – “Red Dragon Tattoo”

Sad13 – “A Fine Day For a Parade”

Jack Dolgen – “What’ll It Be”

Motion City Soundtrack – “A Dip in the Ocean”

Field Mouse – “Valley Winter Song”

Cheekface – “That Thing You Do”

Lucy Stone – “I’ve Got a Flair”

Nada Surf – “Sick Day”

Jody Porter – “Four in the Morning”

Suzy Shinn and Charlie Brand – “All Kinds of Time”

Ted Leo – “Everyday”

Potty Mouth – “I’ve Got A Feeling”

Cocktails – “Sink to the Bottom”

Bree McKenna – “Our Twisted Fate”

Ethan Eubanks – “Troubled Times”

Ali Koehler – “Hackensack”

Charly Bliss – “Pretend to Be Nice”

Julian Velard and Alex Dezen – “Michael and Heather at the Baggage Claim”

HUNNY – “Tess Don’t Tell”

Mikey Erg – “Hey Julie”

Off Book and the Family Band – “Come On”

Prince Daddy & The Hyena and Just Friends – “Mexican Wine”

Lisa Prank – “Little Red Light”

Joshua Stoddard – “Survival Car”

Must Read

Gilberto Santa Rosa Takes ‘Caminalo’ Tour to 16 U.S. Cities: Here are the Dates

Salsa star Gilberto Santa Rosa is the latest Latin artist to announce live fall dates after the pandemic-forced hiatus. Santa Rosa’s Camínalo (Walk It) tour,...

Paul McCartney’s Top 40 Biggest Billboard Hot 100 Hits

In honor of Sir Paul McCartney’s birthday (June 18), Billboard looks back at his top 40 biggest songs on the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo artist and with his band...

Robert Randolph, Nile Rodgers and More Kick Off Inaugural Juneteenth Unityfest: ‘We Finally Have Our Own Day’

On Saturday (June 19) the Robert Randolph Foundation will premiere its inaugural Juneteenth Unityfest. Hosted by comedian JB Smoove and actress-author Amanda Seales, the festival will...

Ed Sheeran Teases ‘Bad Habits’ on TikTok: Stream It Now

Sheerios now have another bite of Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits.” The British singing star’s new single isn’t due to drop for another week, but we...

Olivia Rodrigo Extends Reign Over Australia’s Charts

Olivia Rodrigo makes it a full month at No. 1 on Australia’s two main charts. The U.S. teen phenomenon clocks up a fourth consecutive chart...