Dandy Warhols New Charity Project Breath Easy

The Dandy Warhols have been keeping themselves very busy over the last year and a half, with a project they call Breath Easy.  During the last 18 months the group has invited bands to come record songs for this project at their studio in Portland called the Odditorium.  Proceeds will benefit The Three Rivers Land Conservancy project, which strives to build healthier communities through the conservation of private natural land and hopes to save 10,000 acres of natural habitat.

Twelve of the Breathe Easy tracks will be available for download, beginning October 21.   According to a press release, many musical styles will be featured in the project with possibly blurred boundaries. “Genre becomes loosely articulated,” it reads. “What unites the pieces is the emotion, the spontaneity that comes from collaboration and inspiration. It’s music that conveys both the individual contribution and the integrity of the whole.”

If you can’t wait 19 days, head over to the Breath Easy Myspace and check out the Offical Breath Easy Trailer for a sample of the musical stylings.

Verbage from the trailer states, “Hundreds of artists collaborating to make musical history.”  I don’t have the complete list of artists.  But to name a few, some of the bands featured on the project include The Kooks, Spoon, Dinosaur Jr’s J Mascis, the Bravery and the Raveonettes.

In my opinion, the only thing more awesome than a cool band that plays good music is a bunch of cool bands playing a bunch of cool music.

Judgement: From what I heard in the trailer, this collection will be something to get excited about.

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~ by cooljudges on October 3, 2008.

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