Spoon and J Mascis join host of others on Dandy Warhols benefit project

    When it comes to benefit projects, few things are more fun than putting a bunch of talented heads together and seeing what is produced. The formula, established in the modern alternative era by Sweet Relief, is being tweaked by the Dandy Warhols on an album to benefit the Three River Land Conservancy, which works for responsible land use in Oregon. Rather than getting all the musicians for a "We Are the World"-style jam session, the Warhols had participants come in individually to their studio space to record songs parts or build upon tracks already laid down by other bands. The resulting mash-up, entitled Breathe Easy, will feature "collaborations" from the likes of Spoon, J. Mascis, David J (Bauhaus/Love and Rockets), Swervedriver, the Raveonettes, the Black Angels, the Kooks, Saul Williams, and Midnight Movies. The album will be released on MySpace and other TBD digital outlets on October 21. [Pitchfork]