Ted Leo, Jeff Rosenstock, Sad13 (Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis), and Charly Bliss are among the artists to pay tribute to the late songwriter Adam Schlesinger on a new tribute album. Saving for a Custom Van benefits MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, which aids music and community members affected by COVID-19. Schlesinger died on April 1 at the age of 52 from COVID-19 complications.
Co-curated and co-released by Father/Daughter Records and Wax Nine, Saving for a Custom Van touches on many parts of Schlesinger’s extensive career, including songs penned for Josie and the Pussycats, That Thing You Do!, and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, in addition to tracks from his bands Fountains of Wayne and Ivy. Other contributors to Saving for a Custom Van include Letter to Cleo’s Kay Hanley, Ben Lee, Sarah Silverman, and Vivian Girls’ Ali Koehler. Listen to the album below.
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