Adam Schlesinger was a prodigious and prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist. He died on April 1 at the age of 52 as the result of complications from COVID-19.
Not only was Schlesinger in multiple beloved bands—including the power-pop-leaning Fountains of Wayne and sophisticated electro-pop act Ivy—but he also collaborated on songs for movie soundtracks and the TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
A wide array of artists touched by Schlesinger’s life pay tribute to the many musical projects of which he was a part via this benefit compilation, Saving for a Custom Van, which we have on 3LP Pink vinyl. The 31-song collection features collaborators, tourmates, friends and fans putting their own spin on songs spanning his entire career.
Saving for a Custom Van, which takes its title from a lyric in Fountains of Wayne’s “Utopia Parkway,” is co-curated and co-released by Father/Daughter Records and Wax Nine, the label/journal run by Speedy Ortiz’s Sadie Dupuis (who also contributes a FoW cover under her Sad13 moniker). One-hundred percent of Saving for a Custom Van proceeds will be donated to MusiCares COVID-19 Relief, which is dedicated to helping music industry and community members affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
*As a result, discount & gift card codes are not accepted for this product.