The music world keeps moving to contribute to the reconstruction of the areas affected by the disasters in Japan. The Morning Benders, who would have played their first Japanese gig around this time, have had to cancel. Chris Chu, the band’s leader, is Californian of Japanese descent, and along with his band members has prepared a new Morning Benders EP, “Japan Echo”, with remixes of several of their songs by bands like Wild Nothing and Twin Sister. In order to download it you’ll have to pay a minimum US$5. Find it on their official website. 100% of the revenues will go to the Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.
Snuff Trax has released a digital compilation with 45 exclusive tracks. All revenues will go to the Japanese Red Cross. Among the producers participating are Laurent Garnier, Patrick Pulsinger, Legowelt, Ascii.Disco, Hieroglyphic Being, Discodromo and Romina Cohn. They say, “we have to try to help and as artists, music is the most obvious thing we can offer.” You can get it via online stores such as Junodownload, Whatpeopleplay or Zero Inch.
Neovynil has also prepared a compilation album, “Japan Calling”. Like the project mentioned above, all revenues will go to the Japanese Red Cross. Every artist on the label, among which Rene Breitbarth, contribute a song. You can buy it on their Bandcamp page for €12,95.