Published Nov 20, 2014Mathias Kom has been releasing music for the better part of a decade with his band the Burning Hell, and evidently he's made a big impression on a lot of people. This much is clear from My Name Is Mathias: A Tribute to the Songs of Mathias Kom, a new album from Headless Owl Records that's packed with cover songs from notable contributors.
The album features contributors such as Dan Mangan, Great Lake Swimmers, John K. Samson of the Weakerthans, Michael Feuerstack, Mike O'Neill of the Inbreds, Dave Bidini of Rheostatics, Jenny Omnichord, Kim Barlow, Construction & Destruction, Nick Ferrio and more.
It was assembled in secret by Ferrio, who plays bass for the Burning Hell. A press release notes that it was conceived as "an attempt to help Kom rebound from some rather trying personal times." (On the Burning Hell's website, Kom explains that his mother passed away in April.) Kom was informed of the project in October while live on stage in St. John's, NL. Scroll past the tracklist below to watch touching footage from that show.
You can pre-order the physical version of the album, which will arrive in the first week of December, here, and you can buy the digital version now here. The entire album can be streamed at the bottom of the page.
My Name Is Mathias: A Tribute to the Songs of Mathias Kom:
1. Dan Mangan - My Name Is Mathias
2. Mike O'Neill - I Love the Things That People Make
3. More Eats - Holidaymakers
4. Construction & Destruction - Travel Writers
5. Daantje & The Golden Handwerk - The Second Cigarette
6. Dave Bidini - Slip Away
7. Great Lake Swimmers - The Things That People Make (Part 3)
8. Jenny Omnichord - Municipal Monarchs
9. John K. Samson - Sentimentalists
10. Man Meets Bear - Everything You Believe Is a Lie
11. Kim Barlow - Old World
12. Michael Feurestack - Like an Anvil
13. Moke's - It Happens in Florida
14. Mykey - Hide in the Sea
15. Nick Ferrio - Remote Control
16. Susie Asado - Grave Situation Part 1
17. Karsten "K-Dawg" Fecht - Last Will and Testament
18. Phoebe Kreutz & Matt Colbourn - I Love the Burning Hell