Katy Perry, Kanye West and Billy Joel tackled with Guilt

Guilt by AssociationEngine Room Recordingsannouncedtwo

The premise: collect a smattering of predominantly New York-based indie artists to cover one of their favorite Top 40 hits from the '80s, '90s and today. Vol. 2 hits stores Feb. 17, but is already available on iTunes, complete with a bonus cover of "Lady in Red" from The Bloodsugars. A third volume is already in the works.

Those interested can head here for a sampling of tracks, including a reworking of Justin Timberlake's "Lovestoned" companion "I Think She Knows" and a piano-driven cover of Katy Perry's ubiqutious "I Kissed a Girl," sung by Max Vernon. Yes, Vernon is male, and the track takes on a whole new meaning.

The Vol. 2 tracklist:

1. My Brightest Diamond - "Tainted Love" by Gloria Jones/Soft Cell
2. The Bloodsugars - "Self-Control" by Laura Branigan
3. Robbers on High Street - "Cool It Now" by New Edition
4. Frightened Rabbit - "Set You Free" by N-Trance
5. Matt Pond PA - "I'm Not Okay" by My Chemical Romance
6. Takka Takka - "In the Air Tonight" by Phil Collins
7. Kaki King - "I Think She Knows" by Justin Timberlake
8. Francis And The Lights - "Can't Tell Me Nothing" by Kanye West
9. Lowry - "Africa" by Toto
10. The Forms - "We Didn't Start The Fire" by Billy Joel
11. Rafter - "If You Leave" by OMD
12. Cassettes Won't Listen - "Need You Tonight" by INXS
13. Jukebox the Ghost - "It's A Beautiful Life" by Ace of Base
14. Max Vernon - "I Kissed a Girl" by Katy Perry

Listen to My Brightest Diamond's "Tainted Love" from Guilt By Association Vol. 2:

Related links:
Guilt By Association on MySpace
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