If anyone knows how to deliver a disc of quality tunes and simultaneously educate the populace about global conflict, it's Waxploitation. Causes 1: Darfur is not the first time the label has curated a compilation that raises funds and awareness about the Darfur conflict, but it has upped the ante, so to speak, by commissioning a slew of artists to contribute rare and exclusive material to the project. Among those participating are Animal Collective, Black Keys, Thievery Corporation, and Bloc Party.
The compilation will be available for 90 days on iTunes, as well as in the form of a limited edition CD, which you can currently sign up to pre-order. 100% of the proceeds to go Doctors Without Borders, Human Rights Watch, and Oxfam America.
Tracklisting (In Alphabetical Order)
-Animal Collective "Safer" (Exclusive Live Version)
-Black Keys "Stay All Night" (Exclusive Chulahoma Session)
-Bloc Party "Rhododendrons"
-Bright Eyes "Coat Check Dream Song" Exclusive Live Version
-Cornelius "Wataridori" (Exclusive Piano Version)
-David Sylvian "Late Night Shopping" (Exclusive Chris Vrenna Remix)
-Death Cab for a Cutie "World Shut Your Mouth" (Rare Julian Cope Cover)
-(International) Noise Conspiracy "Washington Bullets"
-The Cure "The Walk" (Exclusive Live Version)
-The Shins "Turn Me On" (Exclusive Clint Mansell Remix)
-Spoon "Rhythm & Soul" (Exclusive Middle Version
-Teargas & Plateglass "One Day Across the Valley"
-Thievery Corporation "Passing the Stars"
-Travis "Gimme Some Truth" (Exclusive John Lennon Cover)