31 Track Adam Schlesinger Tribute To Benefit MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

Songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist Adam Schlesinger died on April 1st at the age of 52 as the result of complications from COVID-19.

He was a member of multiple bands, including Fountains of Wayne and Ivy, but also collaborated on songs for movie soundtracks and the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

Friends and colleagues are paying tribute to his life and work via a Bandcamp-exclusive benefit compilation, Saving for a Custom Van. The 31-song collection features musicians putting "their own spin" on songs he created, spanning his entire career.

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator, executive producer and star Rachel Bloom turns Fountains of Wayne's "Stacy's Mom" into a "jazzy cabaret moodpiece", while Schlesinger's Fountains of Wayne bandmate Jody Porter contributes a "melancholy, shimmering take" on Ivy's "Four in the Morning."

Sarah Silverman, who had teamed up with Schlesinger on the upcoming musical The Bedwetter, works with songwriter Ben Lee for a "folk-leaning take" on "Way Back Into Love".

Other musicians on the compilation take on other Fountains of Wayne songs:

Letters to Cleo's Kay Hanley, "Radiation Vibe"

Motion City Soundtrack, "Dip in the Ocean"

Nada Surf, "Sick Day"

Vivian Girls/Upset member Ali Koehler, "Hackensack"

Ivy songs are also featured:

Belly members Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood, "Undertow"

Ted Leo, "Everyday"

THUNNY, "Tess Don't Tell."

Saving for a Custom Van, is co-curated and co-released by Father/Daughter Records and Wax Nine, the label/journal run by Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis.

One-hundred percent of Saving for a Custom Van proceeds will be donated to MusiCares' COVID-19 Relief Fund, which is dedicated to helping music industry and community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here's a full annotated track listing of the offering available now on Bandcamp:

  1. Apex Manor - Utopia Parkway
  2. Tanya Donelly and Gail Greenwood - Undertow
  3. Jeff Rosenstock - Please Don't Rock Me Tonight
  4. Kay Hanley - Radiation Vibe
  5. Ben Lee and Sarah Silverman - Way Back Into Love
  6. Remember Sports - Just the Girl
  7. Rachel Bloom - Stacy’s Mom
  8. Christian Lee Hutson - Red Dragon Tattoo
  9. Sad13 - A Fine Day For a Parade
  10. Jack Dolgen - What’ll It Be
  11. Motion City Soundtrack - A Dip in the Ocean
  12. Field Mouse - Valley Winter Song
  13. Cheekface - That Thing You Do
  14. Lucy Stone - I’ve Got a Flair
  15. Nada Surf - Sick Day
  16. Jody Porter - Four in the Morning
  17. Suzy Shinn and Charlie Brand - All Kinds of Time
  18. Ted Leo - Everyday
  19. Potty Mouth - I’ve Got A Feeling
  20. Cocktails - Sink to the Bottom
  21. Bree McKenna - Our Twisted Fate
  22. Ethan Eubanks - Troubled Times
  23. Ali Koehler - Hackensack
  24. Charly Bliss - Pretend to Be Nice
  25. Julian Velard and Alex Dezen - Michael and Heather at the Baggage Claim
  26. HUNNY - Tess Don’t Tell
  27. Mikey Erg - Hey Julie
  28. Off Book and the Family Band - Come On
  29. Prince Daddy & The Hyena and Just Friends - Mexican Wine
  30. Lisa Prank - Little Red Light
  31. Joshua Stoddard - Survival Car


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