7 Shot Screamers, Tony Renner, The Monads and Strawfoot on National Compilations

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7 Shot Screamers has contributed a Smiths cover to a compilation called American Psychobilly Archive, Volume One. The collection -- which is released on the Analog Arkives label -- also features covers of tunes by Echo & the Bunnymen, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, and more.

Tony Renner has contributed a track called "Irk Bee Delay" -- which he says is "an improvisation for solo electric guitar, which originally came out on Echolocation Recordings in 2008 on a release entitled ANAGRAMS: A Tribute to Derek Bailey -- to an Internet-only collection titled, Clinical JazzSnag the 92-song(!) collection right over here from the label, Clinical Archives, which Renner says is an "independent netlabel for eclectic and illogical music."

And the Monads ("Evil Donkey") and Strawfoot ("Damnation Way") both appear on a two-album compilation called Rodentia: The Best of Dark Roots Music. Released by the Leo, Indiana, label Devil's Ruin Records, Rodentia also contains tracks by notable artists such as O'Death, Tarantella, Reverend Glasseye and Joe Buck Yourself. Buy the collection here.

-- Annie Zaleski

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