Causes 2: Darfur Benefit AlbumW/ MMJ, Gnarls, LCD, Jones


Waxploitation Records has confirmed a May 5 release date for Causes 2, the second album in the label's ongoing benefit series for Darfur. 100% of the profits from the release go to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam America.

The album includes rare and exclusive songs from some of the most compelling artists in the indie and alternative worlds: Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, Diplo, Federico Aubele, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem, My Morning Jacket, Matthew Dear, Mum, Neon Neon, RJD2, and Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, as well as a contribution from Adult Swim's Tim & Eric.

"It's easy for fatigue to set in when a crisis goes on for a number of years, but no one has given up hope that things can change for the better in Darfur," says Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi, who executive produced the album. "There are untold numbers of people committed to changing the outcome. It takes humanitarian assistance, tenacity and political will."

Causes 1 was released in 2007 to great acclaim. The album, which reached #35 on the iTunes Album Chart, includes contributions from Animal Collective, The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Cure, The Shins, Spoon and Teargas and Plateglass to name a few.

The video for Causes 2 can be seen HERE.

The label has set up worldwide pre-orders at

Track listing:
Black Moth Super Rainbow - Happy Melted City
The Decemberists - After the Bombs (exclusive live version)
Devendra Banhart - White Reggae Troll
Diplo - Wassup Wassup (exclusive Samim remix)
Federico Aubele - Luna Y Sol
Gnarls Barkley - Mystery Man
LCD Soundsystem - Starry Eyes Original
My Morning Jacket - Highly Suspicious (exclusive VHS or Beta remix)
Matthew Dear - When She Don't Need Me
Mum - Asleep In A Hiding Place
Neon Neon - I Lust U featuring Cate Le Bon (DJ Eli Escobar remix)
RJD2 - Wherever
Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings - It Hurts To Be Alone
Tim & Eric - Petite Feet (Devlin & Ghostdad Remix featuring Sylvia Gordon)

[Published on: 2/27/09]

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BGsteveBG Fri 2/27/2009 03:07PM
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Ain't nobody care what's going on in your mind

But they got they eye on your prize...

I'm highly suspicious of you.

ClaysTribe starstarstar Fri 2/27/2009 06:24PM
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apgunter13 Sat 2/28/2009 05:30AM
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You know when I first heard the new MMJ album I thought Highly Suspicious sucked too. Finally I gave it a good listen, and the jam on that song is almost Primus in nature. It is now my favorite song on the album along with Librarian. Give it another shot, but play it louder.

mojo8x starstarstarstarstar Sat 2/28/2009 07:39AM
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Highly Suspicious was questionable for me too .....until I saw it performed live, as the smile grew on my face I think I squirted in my boxers a little bit, no shit. (pun intended)

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TheGreenKynd Sun 3/1/2009 11:26AM
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sigh.....not really hipster bands?

TheGreenKynd starstarstar Sun 3/1/2009 11:26AM
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this is for a good cause too!