Rock Back for Nepal is the first in a 3-part series of disaster relief compilations being released by U.S. indie label Patetico Recordings. The label is partnering with nearly 60 independent artists and several small indie labels around the globe to make this happen. They have all come together in order to raise funds for victims of the recent catastrophic earthquakes in Nepal. All money raised will go directly to the relief efforts.
Perhaps one of the most renowned personalities in the shoegaze / noise rock spheres, Oliver Ackermann (A Place To Bury Strangers,Skywave) has also lent his support to the cause. “It is a horrible tragedy this destruction of culture and life. I feel lucky that I can use my craft and contribute a song to this fund to help them raise money for relief. If we can all do something to help and give relief for the people of Nepal we should do it now.”
All three volumes are being released at the same time, and will be available through Bandcamp and Amazon.com exclusively, both digitally and on CD. The album artwork and design are by Gardy Perez.
There are 54 songs across the 3 volumes including artists such as Lunar Twin, Lights That Change, Malka and Tape Runs Out that I’ve previously featured on my blog plus many more. If you like an indie / shoegaze / dreampop / synthpop / post punk kind of vibe then all 3 of these volumes are an excellent addition to your collection, featuring a great range of sounds and styles from acoustic to noisy and distorted; chilled vibes to uptempo and I really like the diversity of production too. These are great compilations in their own right and the fact that all sales will be given to the relief effort is testament to the generosity of the artists involved.
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