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- Posted on Jul 2nd 2009 2:00PM by Benjy Eisen
It's part of the band's 2009 'Make It Right' drive in which STS9, who have a long history of social activism and charitable fundraising, are focusing all their energy on just one cause for the year: building a house in New Orleans for residents of the Katrina-torn Lower Ninth Ward.
"After visiting New Orleans multiple times since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, we realized we wanted to try and build a house," bassist David Murphy tells Spinner. To break ground for it, figuratively speaking, the band just released remixes of their most recent CD, 2008's 'Peaceblaster.' Featured remix masterminds on 'Peaceblaster: The New Orleans Make It Right Remixes' include the Glitch Mob, Pretty Lights, Nosaj Thang, Lazor Sword, Bluetech, Telepath and Ott.
The compilation is available in digital format only -- in keeping with the band's environmental efforts -- and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Make It Right Foundation to get the house off the ground. Additionally, $1 from every STS9 ticket sold this year will go to Make It Right. The band is slated to perform at a festival near you in the next few weeks: they're hitting Summerfest, Rothbury, All Good, Camp Bisco, and Lollapalooza, with amphitheater dates in between. Maybe between those fests and Austin City Limits, they'll even have some time for some housework, using all eco-conscious products, of course.
We'll be looking forward to a crawfish-and-zydeco housewarming party, summer 2010.