As mentioned, new benefit compilation The Longest Day - A Benefit for the Alzheimer's Association comes out digitally this Friday (6/19) via Mon Amie Records (and physically on October 1) with songs by New Order, Moby, Anna Calvi, TR/ST, Algiers, Daniel Avery, Beach Slang, Sad13 (Sadie from Speedy Ortiz), Cold Specks, The Wolfmanhattan Project (Kid Congo Powers, Mick Collins and Bob Bert), Hayden Thorpe (Wild Beasts) + Jon Hopkins, and more. You can pre-order it here.
We're premiering Beach Slang's cover of The Church's "Under The Milky Way," which is a sweet, jangly song that's right up Beach Slang's alley. They stay pretty faithful to the original but make it a little grungier and a little more modern -- if you like their covers mixtapes, you'll like this too. Listen below.
Meanwhile, Beach Slang's James Alex will be doing a solo acoustic livestreamed show on July 11 at 5 PM ET at StageIt. You need tickets, and a portion of proceeds will go to Black Lives Matter. James says he'll be playing a new song he wrote about Brian Wilson called "Brian Don't Surf," and the show itself is called "Debt Sounds." More info below.
The Longest Day - A Benefit for the Alzheimer's Association tracklist:
Anna Calvi – Adélaïde
Rituals of Mine – The Only Way Out Is Through
Daniel Avery – JXJ
Cold Specks – Turn To Stone
TR/ST – Destroyer
Shadowparty – Marigold
Beach Slang – Under the Milky Way
New Order – Nothing But A Fool (Extended Mix 2)
HAAi – Drumting
J. Laser – Dreamphone
Sad13 – Who Goes There
Algiers – There Is No Year (Remix)
Astronauts, Etc. - The Border
Wolfmanhattan Project – Friday the 13th
Hayden Thorpe & Jon Hopkins – Goodbye Horses
Moby – In Between Violence
Rhys Chatham – For Bob - In Memory (2014) for Flute Orchestra
The mission of the Alzheimer's Association "is to provide support, services and education to individuals, families and caregivers affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias nationwide, and fund research for better treatment and a cure."