The Music for Occupy movement is a splinter group from the Occupy Wall Street organization. Their mission, according to the Music for Occupy website, is to inspire and celebrate “the 99% who’ve been adversely affected by the economic corruption that has permeated our Democracy, created a near insurmountable disparity in wealth, and hindered life, liberty, justice and the pursuit of an honest living for all.”
Now, the group has arranged a benefit album for Occupy Wall Street titled Occupy This Album, presumably in reference to Abbie Hoffman’s Steal This Book. The record will be released on April 15, with tracks from Mogwai, Yoko Ono, Yo La Tengo, Debbie Harry, Willie Nelson and Thee Oh Sees all included. Yes, Thee Oh Sees are on an album with Willie Nelson!
The four-disc CD version of Occupy This Album will include a mammoth 78 songs, while the digital version will feature 99 tracks (for the 99%, geddit?). A release party for the record will be held at City Winery in New York City on May 8, head over here for details on that and for further information on the album. A stream of five tracks from the record can be found below. [via CoS]
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