Lookout! co-founder Larry Livermore will be curating a new compilation for Adeline Records. Adeline Records Presents: The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore will feature sixteen bands hand-picked by Livermore, most of whom will be recording new material for the release. Livermore talked about the project on his blog while referencing a conversation with Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong as well as Billie Joe's son's new band, Emily's Army:
"Billie's got a 16 year old kid of his own, Joey, who's playing shows with his first band. In the summer of 2011, Joey's band goes out on tour and plays shows with a bunch of bands up and down the West and East Coasts, and Joey comes home full of excitement for all the great stuff that's happening out there. He talks it over with his dad, and the next thing I know, I'm getting a call from Billie Joe: "Hey Larry, would you be interested in putting together a compilation of your favorite current bands for Adeline Records?"
This sounds like a really excellent thing to do, but at the same time I'm in the middle of trying to finish a book (Spy Rock Memories). I think and I think - can I do the record and the book and do justice to both? - and finally I realize this is too much of an opportunity to pass up, not just for me, but for all the great bands out there who deserve to be heard, and I say, "Hell yes, let's do it."
Thus was born Adeline Records Presents: The Thing That Ate Larry Livermore, featuring 16 bands from the USA and Canada, some of whom you'll have heard of, others not, but all of whom I promise you are awesome and represent some (but by no means all) of the best music being made today. We're about halfway through picking the bands right now."
An early 2012 release is tentatively expected for the compilation. Patrick Hynes, artist for many of Lookout's releases, will be creating the cover art.