Step up kids – it’s
for a good cause.
Just out digitally from Polyvinyl is the benefit album Japan 3.11.11, which features 23 tracks
and includes b-sides, rarities, live performances, covers and remixes from
artists such as of Montreal, Deerhoof, David Bazan, Xiu Xiu, Love Is All, Casiokids,
Starfucker, Efterklang, Owen and many, many more.
Over the course of 80+ minutes, the album features a wide
spectrum of music: from St. Vincent’s remix of “Sex Karma” (a stand
out track from of Montreal’s
latest full-length False Priest) to a live cover of “Video Killed the
Radio Star” by gifted Japanese songwriter Shugo Tokumaru. Also included
are a variety of hard-to-find tracks, including a previously unreleased song
from experimental post-rock outfit Pele (“Pequod”) and an outtake
from Starfucker’s new album Reptilians (“The Wisdom of Insecurity”).
The compilation also includes a few local Champaign,
San Francisco, and Tulsa bands who will be organizing benefit
shows in their areas to raise additional funds for those affected by the
earthquake and tsunami.
All profits from sales of this benefit album will be donated
to the American Red Cross to support the International Red Cross in their
ongoing relief efforts in Japan.
The album is available
digitally now. A limited edition 180-gram red vinyl version (2000 copies)
will be released on September 27, 2011.
1. Deerhoof – Giga Dance (Live)
2. Love Is All – Pappas Tant
3. Efterklang – Alike (Opiate Remix)
4. Birthmark – Big Man
5. Kit – Brass Palms
6. Shugo Tokumaru – Video Killed The Radio Star
7. Asobi Seksu – Vicious Bears
8. Caithlin De Marrais – Sorry
9. Alright – Moving
10. Owen – Guest List
11. Pele – Pequod
12. Take Care – Living Forever
13. toe – Ordinary Day
14. Xiu Xiu – Hyunhye’s Theme (acoustic)
15. David Bazan – American Flags
16. XBXRX – want
17. Midstress – Too Many Shoes Not Enough Feet
18. Starfucker – The Wisdom of Insecurity
19. of Montreal – Sex Karma (St. Vincent Remix)
20. Casiokids – London
21. Lizard Police – Same Socks
22. Joan of Arc – Steady (Demo)
23. Common Loon – A Moment in Energy Transfers