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cover art: Nikki McClure

Resume Volume 1 – 3 are the benefit compilation albums for supporting the victims of Earthquakes and Tsunami, released by 7 e.p. records (Japan) available on iTunes in a limited term of 3 months (April 11 to July 11th).  Resume!

Resume on iTunes >> Volume 1, Volume 2, Volume 3

USA : Brent Arnold, Karl Blau, Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa, Earlimart, Figg (feat. Robin Peringer of Modest Mouse, Elliott Smith, Carrisa’s Weird), Joan Of Arc, Key Losers (feat. Katy Davidson of Dear Nora), LAKE, Le Ton Mite, Little Wings, Love As Laughter, Jason Lytle (Grrandaddy, Admiral Radley), Mount Eerie, The Netherlands (feat. Timo Ellis of Chibo Matto, Yoko Ono & IMA), Tara Jane O’neil, Adrian Orange, Pillowfighter (Joe Seely & Margaret White of VERSUS), Plus/Minus, Quasi, Robert Horse aka Robot Horse (Joe Plummer of Modest Mouse), VERSUS, White Hinterland, Kendl Winter, World Gang (feat. Jeremiah Green of Modest Mouse), Yume Bitsu
CANADA : Johnny & the Moon (feat. Dante Decaro of Wolf Parade), Nicholas Krgovich (NO KIDS), O Paon (aka Genevieve Castree), Sunset Rubdown, Wolf Parade
UK/USA/JAPAN : Jad Fair, Norman Blake, Isobel Campbell, Takuji Aoyagi and Bill Wells
AUSTRALIA : The Cannanes
JAPAN : asana, ASUNA, Helll, ジョンのサン, Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi Kabaddi, Lullatone, moools, Skrew Kid, toddle, yumbo

Here’s the cover art for “Seven Swans Reimagined,” Sufjan Stevens “Seven Swans” tribute album, benefit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  It will be released digitally on March 22nd via On Joyful Wings.  Artwork by Vesper Stamper.

Track List;
1. All The Trees Of The Field Will Clap Their Hands [Bonnie 'Prince' Billy]
2. The Dress Looks Nice On You [The Gregory Brothers]
3. In The Devil’s Territory [Derek Webb]
4. To Be Alone With You [Joshua James]
5. Abraham [Damion Suomi]
6. Sister [Unwed Sailor]
7. Size Too Small [Wakey!Wakey!]
8. We Won’t Need Legs To Stand [Elin K. Smith]
9. A Good Man Is Hard To Find [DM Stith]
10. He Woke Me Up Again [Half-Handed Cloud]
11. Seven Swans [Carl Hauck]
12. The Transfiguration [David Crowder*Band]
13. I Went Dancing With My Sister [Jason Harrod]
14. Waste Of What Your Kids Won’t Have [Shannon Stephens with Gregory Paul]
15. Borderline [Inlets]

Shannon Stephens & Gregory Paul
- Waste Of What Your Kids Won’t Have (by Sufjan Stevens)

Bonnie Prince Billy & The Cairo Gang will release an exclusive 10″ single “Island Brothers” for supporting Edge Outreach’s efforts in Haiti providing them with pure water and education, the single features two previously unreleased songs (Island Brothers / New Wonder), out on February 22nd via Drag City.

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and the Cairo Gang – New Wonder, from the single.
Directed by R. Alverson whose second feature film “New Jerusalem” starring Colm O’Leary and Will Oldham will make its North American debut at SXSW.

Versions of Joanna: The Oxfam America Benefit Album featuring artists covering the music of Joanna Newsom has been released! Only a $10 donation for 22 tracks! 21 artists from six countries. Artists include Billy Bragg, Ben Sollee, Owen Pallett, M. Ward, Ian Cooke, and more!

03. Sadie – M. Ward by VersionsofJoanna

06. Peach Plum Pear – Owen Pallett by VersionsofJoanna

09. Sawdust And Diamonds – Ben Sollee by VersionsofJoanna

a fan video for Dean & Britta’s ‘Making Me Smile’

Dean & Britta – Making Me Smile (via penguin art)

‘Making Me Smile’ is taken from the upcoming The Valerie Fund benefit compilation album “Sing Me To Sleep – Indie Lullabies” out May 18th via American Laundromat Records.

HERE :: pre-order limited edition, first pressing details
Lullaby artists include: Dean & Britta, Tanya Donelly, Stars, Jenny Owen Youngs & Greg Laswell, Neil Halstead, The Leisure Society, The Real Tuesday Weld, The Rest, Say Hi, Julie Peel, Sigur Ros, Snowbird, Telekinesis, Memory Tapes, Casey Mecija (Ohbijou), The Antlers, Trespassers William, Papercuts, Peter Broderick, Laura Gibson and more.

7″ bonus vinyl for the special limited edition package
all Illustrated works for “Sing Me To Sleep”  by Kate Garchinsky

American Laundromat Records Announces details for upcoming benefit compilation “Sing Me To Sleep,” benefitting The Valerie Fund (out on May 18th).

Confirmed Tracks (Original Artist) – Artist :
Asleep (Smiths) – Stars
Boys Of Summer (Don Henley) – Papercuts
Can’t Get It Out Of My Head (ELO) – Telekinesis
Cloudbusting (Kate Bush) – Neil Halstead
Dear Prudence (Beatles) – Casey Mecija (Ohbijou)
Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Traditional) – Dala
Edelweiss (The Sound of Music) – Laura Gibson
Gymnopédie No. 1 (Erik Satie) – Coctails
Have You Forgotten (Red House Painters) – Jenny Owen Youngs
Inchworm (Hans Christian Andersen) – The Leisure Society
Kafari (Original) – Sigur Rós [bonus 7" vinyl only]
Kiss Off (Violent Femmes) – Say Hi
Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) – The Real Tuesday Weld
Making Me Smile (Jack Early) – Dean & Britta
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) – Tanya Donelly
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) “Blue Mix” – Tanya Donelly [bonus 7" vinyl only]
Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) – The Rest
Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie) – Trespassers William
Strings That Tie To You (Jon Brion) – Julie Peel with Field Mouse & Hailey Wojcik
The North Wind Doth Blow (Traditional) – Snowbird
The Sounds Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) – The Abbasi Brothers
You And Your Sister (This Mortal Coil) – O+S
You Are My Sunshine (Traditional) – Peter Broderick

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