Still haven’t heard Wilco’s latest single, “I Might” from their forthcoming album The Whole Love? Well, your laziness has finally paid off! ANTI-Records (home to Tom Waits, Neko Case, Dr. Dog, Nick Cave, and now Wilco’s independent label, dBpm) and 170 Million Americans For Public Broadcasting are offering a free, 16-track compilation of music from ANTI- artists to advocates for public broadcasting. It’s for a very cool cause, one that I think all of us can get behind (especially because it involves excellent free music!):
From the ANTI- site:
“The 170 Million Americans for Public Broadcasting campaign is a collaboration of public radio and television stations, national organizations, producers, viewers and listeners throughout the country who understand the critical need for a strong public media in the United States.”… “Public broadcasting offers millions of hours of free music, arts and cultural programming to American audiences, thanks in part to federal funding. From national music programs such as public television’s Austin City Limits and public radio’s Mountain Stage to the diverse local programming on public radio music stations throughout the country, public broadcasting is a vital part of our nation’s musical landscape. “
Read the whole announcement here.
Raise Your Voice is the title of the compilation, and features music from ANTI- artists like Tom Waits, Booker T Jones, Tinariwen (playing with Nels Cline of Wilco, in addition to Kyp Malone and Tunde Adebimpe of TV on The Radio), Wilco (0bviously) and, well why don’t I just show you the track list so you can kick yourself for not having downloaded it already:
Raise Your Voice!
- Tom Waits – Make It Rain
- Wilco – I Might
- Lost In The Trees – Song For The Painter
- Neko Case – Middle Cyclone
- Marketa Irglova – Go Back
- Booker T Jones – Progress
- Tinariwen – Tenere Taqqim Tossam
- Man Man – Life Fantastic
- Mavis Staples – You Are Not Alone
- Jolie Holland – Gold and Yellow
- William Elliott Whitmore – Everything Gets Gone
- Sean Rowe – Wet
- Dr. Dog – Mirror, Mirror
- Joe Henry – Odetta
- DeVotchKa – All The Sand In All The Sea
- The Swell Season – Low Rising
Anyone who signs up to join the campaign can download the compilation, but hurry up guys, it’s only available for a little while!