Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Musicians Reach Out to Help Japan

Musicians as a group have a stellar reputation for trying to help out worthy causes whenever they can. Bit by bit, projects are starting to roll in to benefit those stricken by the disaster in Japan. Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park fame has designed a couple of tshirts to raise money which can be found on their site.

We also want to share with you the following press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

THE WONDER YEARS, VALENCIA, TITLE FIGHT, LA DISPUTE, MAN OVERBOARD, TRANSIT AND MANY OTHERS
CONTRIBUTE TO  
VS. THE EARTHQUAKE
BENEFIT COMPILATION TO HELP THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THE JAPAN QUAKE AND TSUNAMI

COMPILATION AVAILABLE NOW AT http://vstheearthquake.limitedpressing.com
FOR MINIMUM $5 DOLLAR DONATION



A collection of bands (including The Wonder Years, Valencia, Title Fight, La Dispute, Man Overboard, Transit and more) have come together to release a compilation of rare tracks to benefit the victims of the earthquake and its after effects in Japan.
The Vs. The Earthquake comp can be purchased at http://vstheearthquake.limitedpressing.com for a minimum $5 donation.

Soupy from The Wonder Years explains, "Last Friday we woke up in Maryland to read the news about the earthquake that struck Northern Japan and as the hours rolled by, things seem to go from awful to, well, worse than awful. News of tsunamis, floods, fires, radiation leaks and more poured in as we sat feeling helpless in the van. The idea struck to maybe text a few of our friends to see if we could get five or six songs together for a short comp to benefit the victims of this tragedy. I think it really speaks to the sense of community we have in this scene that within the two hour drive to Delaware, over 20 bands agreed to be a part of this. The comp is a collection of primarily rare, hard to find or unreleased recordings. The storefront was donated to us by Limited Pressing and currently, Paypal is allowing you to send money to charities without taking any fees. This means that, aside from the standard fee Paypal may take out when money enters an account, 100% of the money will be going to Americares to help the Japanese." 

Vs. The Earthquake  
Track listing:

1 The Wonder Years - Hey Julie (Fountains of Wayne Cover)
2 The Swellers - By a Thread (Acoustic B-Side)
3 I Call Fives - Everyone Knows (B-Side)
4 Mixtapes - Your Little Hoodrat Friend (Hold Steady Cover)
5 Citizen - Tracking Time (Acoustic)
6 I Am Alaska - Patriot
7 Koji - Giants Sleeping
8 Perfect Lines (ex- My Heart to Joy) - Crooked Tracks
9 Transit - Indoor Voices
10 Man Overboard - Different People (Rare Track)
11 Allison Weiss - Let Me Go (Live)
12 Balance and Composure - As Planned (Rare B-Side)
13 Valencia - Spinning Out (Acoustic)
14 Fox Fires (Members of FYS) - Dogma
15 Nix 86 - Why Can't You Stay (Live)
16 La Dispute - Why It Scares Me (Live in Brisbane 1/25/2011)
17 Save Your Breath - Stay Young
18 With The Punches - No Blood, No Foul
19 Daytrader - Living
20 Such Gold - I Hope You Die Soon/Ten Seconds too Late (Movielife Covers)
21 Bad News Bears- Where is Home
22 Title Fight - Western Haikus (Acoustic)




Please do whatever you can to join in the cause.

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