Stroke is a 2-cd tribute to the great Chris Knox, known far and wide, not only for his contribution to the cover of Painful, but for over thirty years of amazing music. David Kilgour, Portastatic, the Chills, Lou Barlow, the Verlaines, Bill Callahan, Hamish Kilgour, Lambchop, the Bats, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Alec Bathgate, and Stephin Merritt are just some of the artists who have contributed versions of Toy Love, Tall Dwarfs, and Chris Knox songs, to help cover the costs incurred by the massive stroke Chris suffered earlier this year. The new Tall Dwarfs “bonus track” alone is worth whatever you pay for this record. Go here for more information, including how to purchase Stroke, which is also available on download from Merge (who will be putting out a U.S. version in February). We’re on it too.