Bright Eyes and Sound Strike

The artist boycott of Arizona continues. I have written about it here in the past (refer to the June 1st post) and the list of Sound Strike artists has grown dramatically: those who refuse to aid Arizona economically in light of the passage of the egregious immigration law SB1070.

Money is being raised for the Sound Strike Fund which “donates needed resources to families caring for children in Arizona whose parents are detained or have been deported, immigrant rights organizing and legal defense”. Sound Strike Songs directly benefits this Fund. And the first Sound Strike Song is from Conor Oberst and Bright Eyes.

In an open letter to artists Conor says: “American ideals of democracy and liberty are built on the foundation that all people, regardless of race or country of origin, deserve fair and equal treatment by the government . . . We’ve all seen the power music has to spread messages of solidarity and hope. Please join the Sound Strike Songs project by donating a track and help us . . . enable people to continue to dream.”

This exclusive moving Sound Strike Song “Coyote Song” from Bright Eyes is a $2.00 download. Below is the video.

Support The Sound Strike. Sign the petition. Download the song. Boycott Arizona!

Exclusive Song for The Sound Strike “Coyote Song” by Bright Eyes. from Producciones Cimarrón on Vimeo.

Stereolab

Stereolab

In April of 2009, Stereolab announced on their website that after 19 years they were going to have “a bit of a rest” and to work on other projects. Although they do not plan to record any new music for awhile they did record numerous tracks in 2007. Out of that recording session came the 2008 album Chemical Chords, and the soon to be released Not Music. From the latter is the “Sun Demon” the Song of the Day.

“Sun Demon” by Stereolab

Choral Creep

Scala is a Belgian girls’ choir formed by the classical-trained Kolacny Brothers with Stijn conducting and Steven on piano. They have gained international recognition by reworking covers of well-known rock songs by the likes of U2, Nirvana, Metallica, Depeche Mode, the Cure to name a few as well as with their own compositions. Their hauntingly beautiful cover of “Creep” by Radiohead is being used in the trailer of the film The Social Network and is the Song of the Day.

“Creep”

British Sea Power: Free download

British Sea Power:  Free download

British Sea Power, the indie rock band from the UK (with brothers Yan and Hamilton), are known for their outlandish stage performances. They have just released the seven-song EP, Zeus. The title track is available for streaming, and a free download of “Living Is So Easy” is available with the simple addition of your email address below. Hear and add to your collection the Song of the Day.

“Zeus” by British Sea Power

No Age

No Age

Punk band No Age rip it up on their third album Everything In Between. The duo of Randy Randall (guitar) and Dean Allen Spunt (drums) is associated with the underground Los Angeles DIY punk scene. They champion the All-Ages Movement Project (AMP-a network of community-based organizations that connect young people through independent music and art) as well as independent radio stations. Their call to arms is Community! Communication! Freedom! “Glitter” is the Song of the Day.

“Glitter” by No Age

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