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Sonic Youth, The Kills and Black Mountain on charity album

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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth, The Kills to appear on Elijah Wood charity album. Sonic Youth, The Kills and Black Mountain are just some of the artists that have donated tracks to Elijah Wood’s charity compilation. The album will be called ‘Elysium: A Benefit For The Art of Elysium’ and will raise money for, you guessed it, The Art of Elysium, which is a charity that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to dedicate their time and talent to children battling serious medical conditions. Elijah Wood has musical cred, having signed Apples In Stereo to his Simian Records label. It looks like he was in fine musical form with the song selections here though.  The full track listing is:

Black Mountain – Tyrants
The Kills – Tape Song
Sleigh Bells – Infinity Guitars
Grass Window – Rattled Call
Music Go Music – Reach Out
Jeremy Jay – Beautiful Dreamer
Sleepy Sun – New Age
Wolf People – October Fires
The Golden Dogs – Permanent Record
Oh No Ono – Internet Warrior
Sonic Youth – No Way
White Denim – Yo-Yo
Malachai – Hear It Comes
Cave – Made In Malaysia
Ty Segall – Caesar
Balaclavas – Up The Newel
Earthless – Jull
Sweet Apple – Do You Remember?
The Soft Pack – Answer To Yourself
Stardeath and White Dwarfs – New Heat

Levi’s® OnesToWatch® returns to Great Escape

levie28099sc2ae-onestowatchc2aeLevi’s® OnesToWatch® returns to Brighton’s Great Escape Festival this May with a massive party packed full of essential ingredients; an earful of top class acts, a fistful of quality DJ sets and a surprise show thrown in for good measure. Taking over popular venue Audio for the full three days of the festival, Levi’s® will host a series of afternoon BBQs with DJ sets from previous OnestoWatch® acts FrankMusik and Mystery Jets, who’ll be taking to the decks and revealing their record collections and choice of party soundtrack. Special wristbands for these sessions will be available exclusively at The Levi’s® Store in Brighton’s Churchill Square every day from 8th – 16th May. The evenings will be packed to the rafters as a hand picked selection of top-notch musical talent storms the main stage. Thursday will be headlined by the self-proclaimed ‘dirty psychedelic flower punks’, Black Lips, followed on Friday by Scottish lads The Twilight Sad who will be fresh back from a European tour supporting Mogwai. The much-hyped Hockey lead the way on Saturday, a four-piece Portland band who are set to release their debut album ‘Mind Chaos’ in June.  Following the live gigs, Audio will play host to three late night bashes, in the shape of the Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Parties, featuring Black Lips, Metronomy and Heartbreak supplying the party soundtrack.

The Levi’s® OnesToWatch® @ The Great Escape Festival 2009 confirmed line-up:

Thursday 14th May
Levi’s® BBQ & Frank Musik DJ Set* – Above Audio, 5.01pm-7pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show: Black Lips + Dananananakroyd + Mika Miko + Video Nasties -7.30pm-11pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party: Featuring Black Lips DJ set-11pm-3am

Friday 15th May
Levi’s® BBQ and Mystery Jets DJ Set* – Above Audio, 5.01-7pm:
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show: The Twilight Sad + Dinosaur Pileup + Chew Lips + To The Bones – 7.30pm-11pm
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party*: Featuring Metronomy DJ set + Special Guests – 11pm-3am:

Saturday 16th May
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® Show – Hockey + The Soft Pack + Fight Like Apes + Rogues
Levi’s® OnesToWatch® After Party*: Featuring Heartbreak DJ set -11pm-3am

Audio, Brighton, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton, BN2 1TL
*Open to non Great Escape Ticket Holders

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