Dangerbird Records has teamed up with Filter Magazine and Urban Outfitters to release a two-disc compilation Give.Listen.Help. Disc one features previously unreleased tracks (from the likes of the Little Ones and Rilo Kiley) and remixes (from the likes of Oasis and Bloc Party). Disc two features Dangerbird artists (Silversun Pickups, Sea Wolf, Darker My Love Dears, etc.). 93% of all proceeds will go to benefit the Pablove Foundation - which was set up by Dangerbird co-founder, Jeff Castelaz after his five year old son was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. These funds are earmarked for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.
Read Castelaz's blog about his son
Tune in to KCRW tonight at 8:00 PM to hear Castelaz share tracks from the compilation
In other KCRW news, they've released their DJs top 10 records of 2008. Nic Harcourt has the Broken West on his. Cool.
Local blog, Confessions of a Would-Be Hipster have put together a holiday compilation to benefit Midnight Mission. Included on the comp are local artists like Let's Go Sailing, Earlimart, Fol Chen, I Make This Sound, Great Northern, The Sweet Hurt, Princeton, The Hectors, The Monalators, Letting Up Despite Great Faults and more.