Several high-profile artists are doing their part to help ease the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
Bright Eyes, the Cure, Death Cab for Cutie, the (International) Noise Conspiracy, Spoon and Travis are just some of the musicians who have donated rare and exclusive tracks to “Causes 1,” Waxploitation Records’ first release in their “Causes” charity album series.
The album will help fund humanitarian aid to refugees escaping the genocide in Darfur. All sales proceeds are to be split between non-profit organizations Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam America.
Other artists appearing on the album include: Animal Collective, The Black Keys, Bloc Party, Cornelius, David Sylvian, the Shins remixed by Clint Mansell, Teargas & Plateglass, and Thievery Corporation.
The album will be available as a download on iTunes for 90 days only, starting Nov. 27. A limited-edition CD can also be pre-ordered from the label’s website.
It is estimated that 200,000 to 400,000 people have been killed in Darfur. More than two million civilians have been displaced due to fighting between the Sudanese military and rebel militia groups.
Here is the track listing on the album:
Animal Collective — “Safer” (exclusive live version)
Black Keys — “Stay All Night” (exclusive chulahoma session)
Bloc Party — “Rhododendrons”
Bright Eyes — “Coat Check Dream Song” (exclusive live version)
Cornelius — “Wataridori” (exclusive piano version)
David Sylvian — “Late Night Shopping” (exclusive Chris Vrenna remix)
Death Cab For Cutie — “World Shut Your Mouth” (Julian Cope cover)
The (International) Noise Conspiracy — “Washington Bullets”
The Cure — “The Walk” (exclusive live version)
The Shins — “Turn On Me” (exclusive Clint Mansell remix)
Spoon — “Rhythm & Soul” (exclusive middle version)
Teargas & Plateglass — “One Day Across The Valley”
Thievery Corporation — “Passing The Stars”
Travis — “Gimme Some Truth” (exclusive John Lennon cover)