18 April 2007

Cross-Pollination: The Mixtape Vol. 1

Oh, Public Relations press releases: the scourge/joy of the journalist. So... hard... to resist... prepackaged stories! We relent. Here's something passed on from Wes of The Undisputed Heavyweights/SitDownStandUp/Brooklyn Vegan:

April 16, 2007 (New York, NY) :: Family Records, a division of Liberated Matter, announced today the release of its second record, Cross-Pollination: The Mixtape Vol. 1, featuring free exclusive downloads from several of New York City's most exciting musicians including My Brightest Diamond, Jeffrey Lewis, Kevin Devine, The Undisputed Heavyweights, Wakey!Wakey!, and Minneapolis' Cloud Cult. The free downloads are available HERE on Monday April 16th.

Mixtape Vol. 1, was compiled to celebrate Cross-Pollination, a weekly NYC concert series that brings together some of the most incredibly, and at times, undiscovered raw talent from across the country. Giving musicians the opportunity to stretch creatively with other like-minds, the premise of Cross-Pollination is simple. Every Tuesday evening at Pianos (158 Ludlow Street, NYC) two artists are invited to play together. Both of them play a solo 40-minute set followed by a 3 song pre-rehearsed collaborative set.

Now in its third year, Cross-Pollination has brought together nearly 250 acts via 137 FREE shows. All artists included on the mixtape have played Cross-Pollination.
For more information on Cross-Pollination, the concert series, please go to http://liberatedmatter.com/crosspol.html
For more information on the Mixtape, go to http://liberatedmatter.com/mixtape.html

01. My Brightest Diamond Hi, Remember Me?*
02. Kevin Devine You'll Only End Up Joining Them (Acoustic)*
03. Wakey!Wakey! Falling Apart*
04. The Undisputed Heavyweights Roll Your Windows Down
05. The Bloodsugars Purpose Was Again*
06. Matt Singer Stacy J.*
07. Derek James Love Me, Love Me*
08. Cloud Cult Pretty Eyes
09. Casey Shea Quinzy Housing*
10. Jeffrey Lewis Tell It To Your Heart (Loud Reed Cover)*
11. The Lloyds Halfway*
12. Jay Mankind Western States (Demo)*
13. Ian Thomas SBB*
14. Dave Deporis Be Strong*

*Previously unreleased & exclusive track

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