You’re Not Alone – New Benefit EP
OK Go spent the 2nd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans recording with the trombone soul monsters Bonerama, and soon the world will hear the insanely swaggering result: A benefit EP called You’re Not Alone that comes out Fat Tuesday of Mardi Gras with this tracklist:
Rock ‘N’ Roll Suicide (Bowie tune)
A Million Ways
Oh Lately It’s So Quiet
It’s a Disaster
I Shall Be Released (Dylan Tune, with Carnival Time Johnson on vocals)
The EP will be available only on iTunes, and 100% — every last penny — of proceeds will go toward rebuilding the New Orleans music community, which was devastated by Katrina. Awesomely, iTunes agreed to donate their share as did IODA, who helped us digitize and promote it. Money goes to Sweet Home New Orleans, an incredible organization, and also to build a new home for New Orleans R&B legend and amazing person Al “Carnival Time” Johnson, who lost everything in the storm and post-storm floods.
The band believes so strongly in this cause that they donated weeks of time and effort and resources that would otherwise have gone to making a new album or teaching Tim to talk to girls. Why bring this up? To convince you to buy the thing. It’s worth your money, all of which will go to helping out talented people in very real need. Do us, them and yourselves a favor and buy a copy.