Waxploitation Prepares Darfur Charity Album
Causes 1 to Feature Exclusive Tracks From
The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, The Cure, The Shins and Spoon
On Tuesday, November 27, Waxploitation will launch its inaugural "Causes" album series with Causes 1, which will include exclusive and rare tracks donated by Animal Collective, The Black Keys, Bloc Party, Bright Eyes, Cornelius, The Cure, David Sylvian remixed by Chris Vrenna, Death Cab for Cutie, (International) Noise Conspiracy, The Shins remixed by Clint Mansell, Spoon, Teargas & Plateglass, Thievery Corporation and Travis.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to three non-profit organizations working in Darfur: Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam America.
The album will be available digitally on iTunes for only 90 days beginning on November 27. "We've made a conscious decision to create a sense of urgency - to mirror what is a dire situation in Darfur. It's not just a symbolic gesture," says Waxploitation's founder Jeff Antebi. "These non-profits need help there now."
Waxploitation will also be pressing a limited edition CD which can be pre-ordered by signing up at www.waxploitation.com/signup.
Although estimates of the number of people killed by the conflict in Darfur vary widely from 200,000 to 400,000, what is certain is that more than 2 million people have fled their homes because of the fighting, and 4 million are now in need of humanitarian assistance-making this one of the worst crises in the world today.
Celebrating its 10th Year, Waxploitation has been championing great music and making a difference through active humanitarian causes for a decade. The company was founded as a record label for innovative artists, and broadened to include Artist Management and Music Publishing in 2000. The management company roster includes Danger Mouse, as well as Danger Mouse and Cee-Lo Green's multi-platinum, two-time Grammy Award winning Gnarls Barkley collaboration. The publishing company represents catalogs which include classics like 'Bust A Move', 'Wild Thing' and 'Funky Cold Medina' as well as Beastie Boys groundbreaking Paul's Boutique album.