NARDWUAR THE HUMAN SERVIETTE & THE EVAPORATORS: Busy Doing Nothing: LP + calendar

Didn’t quite know whether or not to file this under the “various artists” tag or to identify as I have here, but, either way, what you’re getting here is Nardwuar and his cohorts the Evaporators sharing wax space with a number of higher-profile buddies—Andrew WK, Kate Nash, Franz Ferdinand, The Cribs, Fuad & the Fezztones, Jill Barber, Sage Francis, and Megan Barnes, respectively—singin’ Evaporators originals and choice covers originally by some of Canada’s great underground bands of yore: Pointed Sticks, Cub, The Dishrags. True to form, the resulting album is rife with a sense of playful fun, catchy pop tunes, and even Nardwuar interviewin’ Franz Ferdinand to round things out. The piece de resistance, though, is the accompanying calendar, chock full of choice photos—courtesy of photographer extraordinaire Bev Davies—of the Cramps, Gun Club, Social Distortion, Adolescents, PIL, Iggy Pop, and others.

 –jimmy (Mint)