Everyone’s favorite family owned DIY record outfit, Burger Records has compiled over 140 tracks from artists obscure and somewhat well-known alike, all written and recorded over the three weeks prior to release, to form ‘QUARANTUNES: Songs From Self-Isolation‘.
The compilation is broken up into seven volumes, along with an eighth “addendum” volume. The tunes feature the musical talents of artists such as King Khan, TVOD, The Lemons, Foggy Tapes, Soft Palms (Julia Kugel of Coathangers and Scott Montoya of The Growlers), Dream Cars, Death Hags, Sufis, The Zeros, Jay Eraser, Thelma and the Sleaze, and so many more. Each song was previously unreleased, recorded during lockdown, and their theme is centered around the insanity that is this lockdown society and coronavirus. Burger Records has promised “all funds from sales of individual tracks and compilation volumes will go directly to the artists. Furthermore, Burger Records will be covering all fees associated with posting and selling the music to maximize the amount artists make.”
The California based record company came up with the idea as a way to help musicians earn money through their artistic output while they’re unable to play live. “Executed in true over-the-top Burger style, ‘QUARANTUNES: Songs From Self-Isolation’ is a DIY music event and an audio time capsule of one of the strangest and scariest periods of modern history.” Check out a few unique ‘quarantunes’ down below, like ‘Fuckin’ Corona’ and ‘Peanut Butter‘.