Tonight in Seattle:  

Starbucks releases Valentine's Day comp details (super secret?)

Okay, not only is the track list insane, but I'm a sucker for a sweet graphic:


How gorgeous is that? Seriously. And check this out, straight from Starbucks:

Everyone loves a love song.

We approached some of our favorite artists and asked them to cover a tune that's touched their hearts. The result is Sweetheart, an exclusive 14-track compilation featuring artists such as Death Cab for Cutie, Katy Perry, and She & Him reviving selections from the songbooks of a host of greats, ranging from Bruce Springsteen and Billie Holiday to The Cure and Coldplay.


1. Death Cab for Cutie - "Love Song"

2. Katy Perry - "Black and Gold"

3. DeVotchKa - "Hot Burrito #1 (I'm Your Toy)"

4. Department of Eagles - "Love Me"

5. Jessica Lea Mayfield - "Words of Love"

6. Ben Bridwell - "Your Love is Forever"

7. Kate Tucker - "I'm on Fire"

8. Rogue Wave - "Maps"

9. A.C. Newman - "Take On Me"

10. Jem - "Yellow"

11. Richard Hawley - "Early Morning Rain"

12. Daniel Martin Moore - "I Hear Music"

13. She & Him - "I Put a Spell On You"

14. Lila Downs - "My One and Only Love"

Can you stand it? As if that weren't enough, there's rumors of an advance copy making it's way through the postal service to our doorstep -- so check back for a full-length review soon!

[Lots of love to Cheryl Waters for lending a hand.]

Not to be the knee-jerk anti-corporate jerk, but . . . this rubs me the wrong way. I guess yay for all those musicians getting some dough and getting their music out there in more latte-sipping ears, but - Starbucks? Yech.

Forget about Starbucks, the bands on this comp are weak.

This is a great compilation. I must be the only one who thinks it is, but whatever. Katy Perry is a downside, but it's made up for by DeVotchKa and She & Him.

I am in love with this cd. I work at Starbucks and have been listening to the broadcast version of it for the past week. I can't wait until we start selling it. Definately worth buying.

Don't worry, Katy Perry, no one thinks that you're blatantly grabbing for every bit of indie cred you can get. (Your secret is safe with me).

I'm a fan of the artists and I definitely love coffee. But I'm not impressed with starbuck's or their marketing gurus. Supporting a local coffee shop or record store is a way better plan.

I'm in a Starbucks now, and the "I'm on Fire" cover is positively awful. I don't know how you make that song syrupy, but they did it.
I think the songs on this CD are GREAT -every last one of them because although they are re-makes of already existing songs they are still new and unique in their style... which is nice. It's really good to listen to when you're in one of those romantic or relaxed moods.

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Type the characters you see in this picture. (verify using audio)
Type the characters you see in the picture above; if you can't read them, submit the form and a new image will be generated. Not case sensitive.