Friday, July 29, 2011
Recorded For Japan- Various Artists
Digital-only compilation with proceeds going toward the financing of a re-make of Godzilla Vs. Mothra starring Sean Penn as Godzilla and Ben Affleck as Mothra, directed by Michael Bay. Nah, actually all proceeds from this comp will go directly to the Japanese Red Cross to help victims of the horrible earthquake in Japan rebuild their infrastructure. It is a noble effort by a host of talented, often unheralded, musicians. Kurt Vile lends a chorused, echo-laden acoustic version of his song "Peeping Tom", called "Been Searchin'" here. Kuroma, ex-Whigs project by red-headed Athens, GA native Hank Sullivant, provides a sweet, low-key head swayer, "Running People" with a melody line straight out of Men At Work's "Who Can It Be Now?". Patrick Cleandenim delivers an AOR-friendly slice of charming white soul in a piano lounge with "In My Baby's Eyes" from his latest disc Radio Heartbreak. And the album's closer, "Thespian City", comes courtesy of the supremely talented but ever-prickly, Anton Newcombe-esque live tantrum-throwing Ariel Pink and his backing band Haunted Graffiti.
***Clink on the link below to buy your digital copy and you'll be turned on to some good new music while helping the disaster victims of Japan. This is a win-win.