Hollywood actor Elijah Wood has curated a new charity album containing contributions from Sonic Youth and more.
Elijah Wood may be best known for having hairy feet and trekking to Mordor, but the Hollywood star is also a massive music fan. Starting his own label, the actor has released material by Apples In Stereo and more.
Now the actor is set to curate a new album in aid of charity. ‘Elysium: A Benefit For The Art Of Elysium’ will be released later this year, with all money raised from the compilation being donated to The Art Of Elysium, a non-profit organisation which brings musicians, artists and actors into hospitals to work with sick children.
For more information on the charity click HERE.
The result is an entirely credible compilation drawing on indie rock from across the globe. Elijah Wood kicks off the compilation with Black Mountain’s ‘Tyrants’ and takes things from there, with the emphasis being placed in Stateside acts.
Sleigh Bells donate ‘Infinity Guitars’ from their forthcoming debut album. The Brooklyn group are joined by newcomers such as Grass Wido and established acts such as legendary noise rock collective Sonic Youth.
The New York icons have donated ‘No Way’ to the compilation, and are joined by groups such as White Denim and The Soft Pack. Aside from American groups, the album boasts a track from On No Ono. ‘Internet Warrior’ is a typically otherworldly slice of psych-pop from the group’s recent album.
Other highlights from the album include material from the likes of Balaclavas, Wolf People, Jeremy Jay and more.
Pleasingly, the album will be available on international iTunes allowing fans in Europe and beyond to get involved. Click HERE to download the album!
‘Elysium: A Benefit For The Art Of Elysium’ is out now. Tracklisting:
‘Tyrants’ (Black Mountain)
‘Tape Song’ (The Kills)
‘Infinity Guitars’ (Sleigh Bells)
‘Rattled Call’ (Grass Widow)
‘Reach Out’ (Music Go Music)
‘Beautiful Dreamer’ (Jeremy Jay)
‘New Age’ (Sleepy Sun)
‘October Fires’ (Wolf People)
‘Permanent Record’ (The Golden Dogs)
‘Internet Warrior’ (Oh No Ono)
‘No Way’ (Sonic Youth)
‘Yo-Yo’ (White Denim)
‘Hear It Comes’ (Malachai)
‘Made In Malaysia’ (Cave)
‘Caesar’ (Ty Segall)
‘Up The Newel’ (Balaclavas)
‘Do You Remember’ (Sweet Apple)
‘Answer To Yourself’ (The Soft Pack)
‘New Heat’ (Stardeath & White Dwarfs)