Super Fan 99 Records have been long time admirers of Sofia Coppola's movies having having fallen under her spell in 1999 after renting The Virgin Suicides from their local Blockbuster. Film after film was soundtracked with the most impeccable selections playing a key role in the overall aesthetic of her movies. It seems the part the music plays in transporting you to her worlds has not gone unnoticed with the vinyl soundtracks of Lost In Translation and Marie Antoinette sometimes selling for up to £300 a piece.
Super Fan asked bands from the label and beyond to choose songs from the soundtracks and cover them for this unique release and the response was great. Bands from as far a field as China, New Zealand and Scotland have contributed tracks ranging from lo-fi bedroom 4 track recordings to full band studio versions and are now very excited to present 'Sofia Songs' The compilation marks the 50th release on the label and perfectly marries their love of film and DIY music culture.
Illustrator and long time Super Fan collaborator Kieran Gabriel has designed the sleeve and each boxed cassette copy will also include a movie script style guide book with detailed facts on each movie and it's music. Songs by Air, Phoenix, Frank Ocean, The Jesus and Mary Chain and many more reworked by your favourite Super Fan bands, what's not to love? Just in time for the release of the much anticipated 'The Beguiled' Sofia Songs is available from 07.07.17 with a London launch event and screening of The Beguiled on 15.07.17 at The Genesis Cinema in Stepney, London.
As it's the labels 50th release there will be just 50 copies available and they will be donating £1 from each copy sold to their favourite charity 'Sense'. Please read about the work that Sense do here sense.org.uk