Unreleased Waits track leads Katrina benefit CD
By Katie Hasty
NEW YORK (Billboard) – An exclusive track featuring Tom
Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming
double-disc compilation from clothing retailer Urban Outfitters
and Filter magazine.
The project will be available in mid-October in 80 Urban
Outfitters stores and through the company’s Web site
(http://www.urbanoutfitters.com). Proceeds will be donated to
Hurricane Katrina relief efforts.
The compilation also features rare or previously unreleased
tracks from Death Cab For Cutie, TV On the Radio and Black
Rebel Motorcycle Club. It will also offers remixes of songs by
Beck, Gang Of Four and Calexico, and album tracks from
Grandaddy, Sigur Ros and British Sea Power. Only 10,000 copies
will be made available, from which the companies hope to raise
$150,000 for the American Red Cross.
The benefit sprang from another Filter/Urban Outfitters
partnership earlier this year, when the two companies released
a double-disc for tsunami relief, featuring Hot Hot Heat,
Wilco, Franz Ferdinand and Interpol.
Waits’ “Little Drop of Poison,” sans Kronos Quartet, also
appeared on last year’s “Shrek 2″ soundtrack.
Here is the “Filter Magazine/Urban Outfitters Hurricane
Benefit Compilation” track list: