Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, R. Stevie Moore, and others contribute to benefit album for Japan

Ariel Pink, Kurt Vile, R. Stevie Moore, and others contribute to benefit album for Japan

Despite the fact that most Western news sources have stopped coverage on the Japanese earthquake of March 11 and aftermath, the world of Western Indie Music has not forgotten and have instead banded together to form a giant robo-mech that, when fully charged, will offer both protection and humanitarian sources.

However, the Kickstarter account that was opened, “Giant Robo-Mech for Japan,” failed to raise enough money and the collective of musicians has now decided to release a benefit album instead, which is a much more feasible and beneficial decision. The album, Recorded for Japan, features songs recorded between April and June 2011 in response to the earthquake and will see release on August 4 as a digital-only album with all proceeds going “directly towards the continuing recovery and reconstruction effort, specifically the Japanese Red Cross.”

Recorded for Japan tracklist:

01. Beige, “Focus”
02. R. Stevie Moore (feat. Members of MGMT), “You Are Too Far From Me”
03. K. Heasley, “Belief Match”
04. Ice Choir, “Two Rings (Hard Mix)”
05. Chairlift, “The Chase”
06. Pablo Picasso, “Whip”
07. Kurt Vile, “Been Searchin’”
08. Kuroma, “Running People”
09. Acrylics, “Sparrow Song”
10. Violens, “When to Let Go”
11. Erika Spring, “6 More Weeks (Vacation Version)”
12. Patrick Cleandenim, “In My Baby’s Eyes (After Dark Version)”
13. Regal Degal, “Excuse Me Who Am I Talking To?”
14. Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, “Thespian City (Live)”

Recorded for Japan: http://recordedforjapan.spinshop.com

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