Last month Tomlab records released what was essentially a tribute album to a lyric book, "Worried Noodles", in which indie bands wrote and performed songs based on the words and drawings from David Shrigley's soundless record of the same name. The two CD set (which I bought this week and haven't yet had a chance to listen to) includes David Byrne, the Liars, Deerhoof, Toronto's Final Fantasy and many others.
The label has now planned two events featuring participants from the recording (Dirty Projectors, YACHT, Scarlet's Well, Psapp) this Saturday in Berlin. A month later (December 5th) a similar tribute takes place at the Knitting Factory in New York City. Both events are benefits for Amnesty International.
Shrigley has previously created music videos for Blur and Bonnie "Prince" Billy and provided cover art for Deerhoof's Friend Opportunity.
Visit www.worriednoodles.com for videos by Grizzly Bear, Liars, Yacht and others.