Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip put artist’s words to music

TV On The Radio and others turn David Shrigley book into song

Franz Ferdinand, Hot Chip, TV On The Radio, Liars, David Byrne and Deerhoof are among the artists contributing to ‘Worried Noodles’, a compilation of songs based on words written by artist David Shrigley.

Shrigley, a Scottish artist known for designing album covers, cartoons, and directing Blur‘s video for ‘Good Song’, released an LP-shaped songbook titled ‘Worried Noodles’ two years ago.

Now several of his admirers have banded together to put his words to song on ‘Worried Noodles’, the album.

It features 39 tracks and is due to be released in the US on October 23 via independent label Tomlab.

The tracklisting is:

Disc 1

Roger Ferguson – ‘Welcome Singer’

Christopher Francis – ‘One’

Grizzly Bear – ‘Blackcurrant Jam’

R. Stevie Moore – ‘Live In Fear’

Phil Elvrum & Nick Krgovich – ‘Whatcha Doin’

Scarlett’s Well – ‘Maybe’

Psapp – ‘Sad Song’

Aidan Moffat & The Best Of’s – ‘Your Hands Are Cold’

YACHT – ‘I Saw You’

Simon Bookish – ‘Prince Of Wales’

Deerhoof – ‘You, Dog’ (aka Kidz Are So Small)

Hank – ‘Baby’s Bible’

Marriot 1262 (TV On The Radio Portland Chapter) – ‘Sweet, Sweet Potato’

David Byrne – ‘For You’

James Chadwick – ‘The Wooden Floor’

Islands – ‘Joy’

Cotton Candy – ‘A Sentimental Song’

Franz Ferdinand – ‘No’

Alig Fodder – ‘The Hole’

Cibelle – ‘Elaine’

Disc 2

Dirty Projectors – ‘Come Forward’

The Curtains – ‘Show Me The Way Things Work’

Max Tundra – ‘A Truce’

Munch Munch – ‘A Squirrel’

Liars – ‘Panic Button’

Tussle (ft. David Shrigley) – ‘A Clash Of Heads’

Trans Am – ‘The Film’

John Shankie – ‘A Song’

Scout Niblett – ‘The Bell’

Final Fantasy – ‘Joys’

Mt. Eerie – ‘A Sentimental Song’

The Dead Science – ‘Once I Found A Diamond’

Lord Cut Glass – ‘Maybe’

No Kids – ‘Another Song’

Hot Chip – ‘No’

Casiotone For The Painfully Alone – ‘The Pretty Girl’

Mitch Friedman – ‘Awesome’

Pyrolator & Stoya – ‘Elaine’

Les Georges Leningrad – ‘Manager And Coordinator Of Prostitutes’

–By our Los Angeles staff.

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