LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, Arcade Fire and More Auction Items To Help Japan
A number of artists have put items up for auction to help Japan.
The label EMI is holding an online auction, with money raised going to the Red Cross. Included items: Daft Punk’s Ferarri from Electroma, hand-written lyrics from Brian Wilson’s “God Only Knows” off Pet Sounds, a signed Bat For Lashes tour costume, a Beastie Boys’ signed Japanese VMA award, a Lykke Li vest, Billy Corgan’s Zero T-shirt, plus more items from “Radiohead, Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz, Coldplay, David Bowie, The Beatles, Depeche Mode, and more,” writes Pitchfork.
Sonic Youth are auctioning a guitar to benefit Shelterbox USA.
Various Scottish musicians will release a compilation titled Love Letter to Japan for the Red Cross. Featured artists include Belle and Sebastian’s Stevie Jackson, BMX Bandits, The Pastels and more.
The Rentals and Ernest Jenning will release Resilience, a collection of instrumentals with The Strokes’ Nikolai Fraiture appearing, for the Red Cross. Currently available digitally and in stores May 3.
Music-download site OTOTOY released Resume, a three-volume compilation featuring Wolf Parade, Sunset Rubdown, Isobel Campbell, Versus, Modest Mouse members and more.
The Beastie Boys will release a 7" single on Record Store Day with a Passion Pit remix; proceeds go to the Red Cross. A number of singles will be purchasable online for U.S. buyers.