In the six weeks that have followed the Haitian earthquake, the entire world has opened its arm and come to aid of the already impoverished country. Specifically in the music world, many of our favorite artists have lent their talents to benefit concerts and compilations. Some have even collaborated together. And while there’s no real point in judging which one was the best (they’re all for charity after all!), the benefit album recently put together by Filter Magazine and American Eagle is damn impressive. Hell, it sports a music festival-esque lineup!
The 17-song tracklisting for Hear to Help is basically a who’s who in indie rock. The Strokes’ Julian Casablancas, Minus The Bear, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and The Breeders all contribute original material, while bands like Vampire Weekend, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Surfer Blood get the remix treatment. Then, there’s an acoustic version of Beck’s” Volcano”, a Snow Patrol rendition of Bright Eyes’ “You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will”, and a Grizzly Bear cover of Hot Chip’s “Boy From School”.
The entire thing, which will cost you only $10, will be available starting February 24th via ae.com. It will receive a physical release on be available in all 938 American Eagle stores across the U.S. and Canada through March 19th. One hundred percent of the money raised will go directly to Oxfam America.
Hear to Help Tracklist:
01. Beck – Volcano (acoustic version)
02. Snow Patrol – You Will. You? Will. You? Will. You? Will. (Bright Eyes cover)
03. Keane – Black Burning Heart (version franÃ§ais)
04. Air – So Light Is Her Footfall (Breakbot Remix)
05. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Dandelion
06. Julian Casablancas – Long Island Blues
07. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Am I Only (ReMix)
08 . The Breeders – We’re Gonna Rise
09. Vampire Weekend – Cousinz (Toy Selectah Mex-More Remix)
10. Noah And The Whale- Love of An Orchestra (Chew Fu Fix)
11. Camera Obscura – The World is Full of Strangers
12. Minus The Bear – Broken China
13. Of Montreal – Take Me Out (Live Cover Of Franz Ferdinand)
14. Busdriver – Running Water
15. Surfer Blood – Take It Easy (Drop the Lime Remix)
16. Grizzly Bear – Boy From School(Hot Chip cover)
17. AM – “Endings Are Beginnings (Piano Mix)