Arson seems to make little sense in most situations; teenagers destroying some of the best indie-rock inventory stored in the U.K. makes none. In response to the PIAS warehouse fire on August 8th, and the subsequent loss of their stock, UK label Finders Keepers has launched a 10-volume, label mate-curated series called Make Do and Mend. Each volume is set to include an individual curator’s favorite songs from the expansive Finders Keepers’ family catalogue, as well as exclusive cuts, edits and remixes. Confirmed curators include Jarvis Cocker of Pulp, the dynamic duo Demdike Stare, David Holmes, Super Furry Animal’s Gruff Rhys, Zola Jesus, and Prefuse 73, among others.
The Cocker-curated volume one is available now, with Finders Keepers dropping the remaining nine every two weeks for the next five months. Subscribe to the entire collection now, or pick up the individual volumes via CD or digital download. Checkout Cocker’s selections below, with select streams available for closer examination.
Jarvis Cocker Supports Finders Keepers: Make Due and Mend (Volume One) Tracklist:
01. Carol Batton – Beeing
02. Yamsuki – Yamasuki
03. Jean-Claude Vannier – Le Roi Des Mouches Et La Confiture De Rose
04. Jacky Chalard – Super Man, Super Cool (Extended Version)
05. Billy Green – Death Trip
06. Amral’s Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Drum Orchestra – The World Is A Ghetto
07. Gong – Rational Anthem
08. Fusioon – Tocatta y Fug
09. Angelo Michajlov – Haxipola’s Trip
10. Angelo & Eighteen – Flight 2
11. Jane Weaver and Wendy Flower – Silver Chord
12. Jean-Claude Vannier – Au Desepoir Des Singes