September 24, 2005

Unreleased Tom Waits Track Leads Katrina Benefit CD

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. 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, plus 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 the “Shrek 2 Soundtrack” (2004).

Here is the “Filter Magazine/Urban Outfitters Hurricane Benefit Compilation” track list:

“Little Drop of Poison” (previously unreleased), Tom Waits w/ the Kronos Quartet
“Dry Drunk Emperor” (previously unreleased), TV On the Radio
“Natural

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