Death Cab, She & Him, Band of Horses’ singer on new Starbucks comp

    In 2005, Starbucks released Sweetheart, a disc full of artists covering their favorite love songs. Thanks to the likes of M. Ward and Jim White, that disc actually had a couple of good tracks on it, but maybe not enough to make you forget it was from Starbucks. Well, on Jan. 30, the coffee juggernaut will release another volume of Sweetheart. This new collection will feature A.C. Newman taking on A-ha, Death Cab covering the Cure, She & Him trying to channel Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, and Band of Horses’ Ben Bridwell taking his shot at a George Harrison tune. Clearly, the Starbucks folks are banking on a lot of indie cred. Although, including Katy Perry on the disc might spoil that plan. The album’s full tracklist is available at Pitchfork.