Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Rare Tracks From Spoon, The Cure, The Shins, Death Cab, and Others to Help Darfur Relief Agencies

In response to a call for help from Waxploitation honcho Jeff Antebi, a cornucopia of excellent artists have contributed exclusive and rare tracks to the first installment of the Causes album series, to benefit a trio of three very worthy humanitarian organizations with focus on aiding the crisis in Darfur.

On November 27th, Causes 1 will become available for download, and includes tracks from Animal Collective, The Black Keys, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Cornelius, The Cure, David Sylvian, Death Cab for Cutie, (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Shins remixed by Clint Mansell of Pop Will Eat Itself, Spoon, Teargas & Plateglass, Thievery Corporation and Travis.

100% of the proceeds will go to three non-profit organizations: Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam.

The album will be available digitally on iTunes for only 90 days.

“We’ve made a conscious decision to create a sense of urgency -- which mirrors the events taking place in Darfur -- it’s not just a symbolic gesture.” says Antebi, who is known as one of the entertainment industry's leading human rights activists, as well as manager of Danger Doom, Cee-Lo and Gnarls Barkley.

Causes 1 track listing:

Animal Collective: Safer (Live) [exclusive]

The Black Keys: Stay All Night (Chulahoma Session) [exclusive]

Bloc Party: Rhododendrons

Bright Eyes: Coat Check Dream Song (Live) [exclusive]

Cornelius: Wataridori (Piano Version) [exclusive]

The Cure: The Walk (Live)

David Sylvian: Late Night Shopping (Chris Vrenna Remix) [exclusive]

Death Cab for Cutie: World Shut Your Mouth (Julian Cope cover)

(International) Noise Conspiracy: Washington Bullets

The Shins: Turn on Me (Clint Mansell Remix) [exclusive]

Spoon: Rhthm & Soul (Middle Version) [exclusive]

Teargas & Plateglass: One Day Across the Valley

Thievery Corporation: Passing the Stars

Travis: Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon cover) [exclusive]

...a pretty amazing lineup, to say the least.

A limited number of CDs will be pressed for retail. For pre-orders, and to learn more about Waxploitation's upcoming charity auction (which includes a number of prized signed guitars from Avril Lavigne, Common, Flaming Lips, Nickelback, and Deftones, as well as rare items from Coldplay, Bjork, TV on the Radio and others), please sign up at

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