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Occupy This Album features Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Thee Oh Sees, and more

on April 18, 2012, 8:44pm

 Occupy This Album features Mogwai, Yo La Tengo, Thee Oh Sees, and more

Music for Occupy has revealed more details regarding their Occupy Wall Street benefit album. Available May 15th (14 days after the official day of worldwide “re-occupation”) on Razor & Tie, Occupy This Album features both previously released and new tracks from the likes of Yoko Ono, Ani DiFranco, Thievery Corporation, Mowai, Tom Morello, Ya La Tengo, Debbie Harry, Willie Nelson, David Crosby & Graham Nash, Amanda Palmer, Thee Oh Sees, New Party Systems (members of TV on the Radio, Liturgy, the Notekillers), and even documentarian Michael Moore c0vering Bob Dylan.

A four-CD physical release will collect 78 songs, while those who opt for the digital version will get 99 plus one “hidden” track. Proceeds from both versions will support the Occupy Wall Street movement. In a press release, the record’s Executive Producer, Music for Occupy’s Jason Samel, stated, “This album is the voice of the 100 percent. It is unified and all-encompassing just as we would like our world to become.”

Below, check out a five song sampler featuring brand new tracks from Mogwai, DiFranco, Our Lady Peace, Matt Pless, and Jay Samel.

On May 8th, a release party featuring artists from the compilation will be held at New York’s the City Winery. Tickets include a copy of Occupy This Album, plus a special bottle of “Occupy This Wine” Cabernet Sauvignon. Those tickets are available at the City Winery website, while pre-orders for the album are going on now via Amazon.

Occupy This Album Tracklist:
Disc 1:
01. Matt Pless – “Something’s Got to Give” *
02. Jackson Browne – “Come On, Come On, Come On – *
03. George Martinez & The Global Block Collective – “Occupation Freedom” *
04. Patti Smith – “People Have the Power” [Live in Marseille]
05. My Pet Dragon – “Love Anthem (Only Love)”
06. Loudon Wainwright III – “The Panic Is On”
07. Cosmonaut – “Occulture” *
08. papercranes – “Save Us (feat. Rain Phoenix) *
09. Jay Samel – “Smile (Get Up and Sing)” *
10. Tenderflex – “This Is What America Looks Like” (feat. Dynasty Electric, Ayler Young, Jay Rodriguez) *
11. Aeroplane Pageant – “Big Little Wolfs”
12. Alex Emanuel – “Agent 99″ *
13. Deborah Harry – “Safety in Numbers” *
14. Richard Barone – “Hey, Can I Sleep On Your Futon?” *
15. Black Dragon – “Occupy Wall Street ‘Here Here Here'” *
16. Ladytron – “White Gold”
17. Gabriel Aldort – “Greed” *
18. Taj Weekes & Adowa – “Against the Machine” *
19. Lloyd Cole – “The Young Idealists”
20. Willie Nelson – “A Peaceful Solution”

Disc 2:
21. Michael Moore – “The Times They Are A-Changin’” *
22. Ace Reporter – “The World Is on Fire”
23. The Middle Eight – “Latter Days”
24. Chroma – “Turn The Lights On”
25. Ani DiFranco – “Which Side Are You On?” *
26. Tao Rodriguez-Seeger – “Well May The World Go”
27. Thievery Corporation – “Unified Tribes” *
28. Thee Oh Sees – “Robber Barons”
29. Mike Rimbaud – “Saving Up to Go Bankrupt”
30. Nanci Griffith – “Hell No (I’m Not Alright)” *
31. Joseph Arthur – “We Stand as One” *
32. Girls Against Boys – “Cash Machine”
33. Junkyard Empire – “Rebellion Politik”
34. Anti-Flag – “Nothing Recedes Like Progress”
35. Fear Nuttin Band – “Rebel”
36. Jill Sobule with John Doe – “Under the Bridge”
37. Stephan Said – “Take a Stand”
38. UNKLE – “The Answer”
39. Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman) – “World Wide Rebel Songs”
40. Third Eye Blind – “If There Ever Was a Time” *

Disc 3:
41. Yoko Ono – “Move on Fast”
42. Build the Sun – “If We Live” *
43. Our Lady Peace – “Fight the Good Fight” *
44. Julie B Bonnie – “I Don’t Need Money” *
45. Toots & the Maytals – “The World Is Turning”
46. Nickodemus [ft. The Real Live Show, Sadat X, ILLspokinN and Rabbi Darkside] – “A New York Minute”
47. Gentleman Brawlers – “I Ain’t No Brian Wilson” *
48. The Mammals [ft. Pete Seeger] – “Industrial Park”
49. Yo La Tengo & the Lost City Rumblers – “Big Fish” *
50. Harry Hayward – “Occu-Pie” *
51. Mystic Bowie – “Free” *
52. Los Cintron – “Oye Mi Voz” *
53. Carolyn Wonderland – “Walk On”
54. Garland Jefferys – “Coney Island Winter”
55. Joel Rafael – “China Basin Digs”
56. The Pimps of Joytime (feat. Roy Ayers) – “Walkin'”
57. Warren Haynes Band – “River’s Gonna Rise” *
58. Immortal Technique – “Rich Man’s World”
59. Danger Field – “Staying Out and Calling In” *

Disc 4:
60. James McMurtry with Joan Baez & Steve Earle – “We Can’t Make It Here” *
61. New Party Systems (feat. Kyp Malone) – “We Are” *
62. The Nova Echo – “Revolution” *
63. Born I Music – “Number One”
64. Dar Williams – “Play The Greed”
65. Ronny Elliott – “Broke Heart Blues” *
66. David Crosby & Graham Nash – “What Are Their Names” (Live) *
67. Dylan Chambers with Lester Chambers – “Make a Stand” *
68. Jenny Arnau – “Better Luck Next Time” *
69. Arlo Guthrie & Family – “All Over The World” *
70. Lauren Diamond (feat. Liz O’Donnell) – “We’re the 99″ *
71. Mike + Ruthy – “We Are Human” *
72. Lucinda Williams – “Blessed”
73. Kanaska Carter – “Freedom of Speech” *
74. Rejectionist Front – “Reclaim”
75. Jasiri X – “Occupy (We the 99)”
76. Mogwai – “Earth Division” *
77. Occupy Wall Street Drummers and Paul Spitz – “Pulse” *
78. Hidden Bonus Track *

Digital Only:
79. Andrew Vladeck – “Chasing the Sun”
80. Greg Smith and The  Broken English – “Livin’ Like a Joker”
81. Aliza Hava – “Rise”
82. The Occubility Bros. – “Crashed IT, Stashed IT” *
83. Chris Pierce – “Invisible People”
84. Amanda Palmer – “Ukulele Anthem” *
85. Nadirah Shakoor – “Tree of Life”
86. Hanne Hukkelberg – “On My Wall”
87. Jason White – “Little Pieces of Plastic”
88. mfmadness – “Never Be Defeated”
89. Renegade Creation – “Greedy Life” *
90. Jesse Lenat – “99%”
91. The Swedes – “On The Dole”
92. Bill Mlotok – “Brazilia” *
93. Marcus Blake – “Don’t Taser Me, Bro!”
94. Angels of Vice – “We Are The 99″
95. The Layaways – “Silence”
96. Mother Feather – “Mother Feather” *
97. Thorin Caristo – “Common Man” *
98. Machan – “Everyday”
99. Vannucci (feat. Robert Brentley) – “Crashing Down” *
100. David Amram – “Time to Occupy” *

* Previously unreleased

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yunostfu
July 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I need track 99! Like yesterday.

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April 20, 2012 at 12:53 am

It’s good news to hear that the “Occupy” movement has found it’s musical voice.  If not for music, among many other things, the Vietnam War wouold have dragged on later, the Civil Rights Movement, may have taken longer to come to fruition, the labor movement would have taken longer to coalesce…..I could go on.  Music can provide one aspect of a rallying point for politics.  People may hear some of these songs and think of the movemnet.  WELLO DONE Y’ALL

DP
April 19, 2012 at 10:58 am

Why is there an “anarchy” symbol on one of the tents when all I saw from the Occupy movement was people asking the government to do more? Anarchy is the lack of government. Anarchy would be nice.