NY-based label Parrot On A Porch have announced a benefit compilation in effort to raise money for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The label released the following statement:
All of us at POAP are deeply saddened by the recent events in Japan. The independent music scene has always been one of compassion and to keep that legacy of compassion moving forward, we would like to announce our small gesture of good will. Parrot On A Porch records will be releasing a benefit compilation with all of the proceeds going to assist with relief efforts in Japan. To our friends in Japan, be safe.
With assistance from Arctic Rodeo Recordings, Parrot On A Porch has put together an impressive roster of independent artists to contribute to COMPassion. Set for an official digital release of April 12th, the 30 track compilation includes songs by Samiam, Jonah Matranga, Walter Schreifels, Kevin Devine, Craig Wedren, Chamberlain, Office of Future Plans, Ian Love, Jamie Woolford, Joshua, Atlantic/Pacific, Codeseven, Frontier(s), Gracer, I Hate Our Freedom, Park Ranger, Restorations and many more. Pre-Orders are available now and come with an immediate download of 7 songs which include Atlantic/Pacific, Chamberlain, Craig Wedren, I Hate Our Freedom, Jonah Matranga, Restorations and Vs. Antelope.
Jonah Matranga (Far, One Line Drawing) made a video for his contribution to the compilation featuring his cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
[youtube width=”560″ height=”349″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flm6RH3wLYw[/youtube]
Parrot On A Porch also added “We want to send a heartfelt thanks to the many great artists who have joined us in our efforts to raise money for earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.”
More info at the Official COMPassion bandcamp