Give Seattle 2009Posted by Caleb Arnold
Here’s the formal online low-down as posted on the Give Seattle 2009 website:
“On Nov. 17, Seattle coffee roaster Caffe Vita in collaboration with 30+ Seattle artists, businesses and nonprofits will release GIVE, a downloadable music and video compendium to benefit Arts Corps, Seattle’s largest nonprofit arts educator, along with various Seattle neighborhood food banks. A full 100 percent of sales will go directly to GIVE beneficiaries. The $7 compilation – conceived and initiated by Caffé Vita, which is producing, curating and funding the project – will be available online as well as in Caffé Vita shops, Easy Street Records, Sonic Boom Records, University Book Store, The Crocodile, EMP, and Neumos. These outlets will carry GIVE packages, including physical cards with a redemption code for the download, as ready-to-give presents.”
Formalities aside, there are 30 songs from 30 local artists, making GIVE one of the largest selections of Seattle music you’ll find on any compilation out there. For $7 and a good cause, this album is a steal and well worth every dime. GIVE is an eclectic mix of various artists of all genres, all of whom dig in their heels and hustle the Seattle music scene like the homeless selling Real Change on the streets. I especially like the track picks for Common Market and Kinski because the instrumentals show diversity in the groups. Mad Rad, Fences, and a few others stand out as well. Check out a couple of picks off the album below, and then get yourself to the December 3rd show at The Crocodile to see several of the artists on the compilation. If you’ve ever wondered how to get a good taste of what the Seattle scene has to offer, the Give Seattle 2009 compilation is a great place to start.
TONIGHT at The Crocodile, a handful of artists from the Give album will be playing live to promote the compilation. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Give Seattle, Art Corps, and neighborhood food banks. Buy your tickets HERE.
Click HERE to purchase the Give CD online.
Here are a few sample tracks off of the CD. A full track listing can be found on Give Seattle’s website.
Below is a video clip of Grand Archives, who will be playing at The Crocodile tonight: