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- Posted on Feb 19th 2010 11:30AM by Mike Ayers
For their first foray into the compilation game, 1% got 41 artists to contribute -- bigger folk leaning acts such as Josh Ritter, Grace Potter, Joseph Arthur and Jackson Browne are mixed in with indie pop's the Submarines and Brandi Carlile. In the spirit of the environmental nature of the organization, they made it available only at digital retailers and 1%'s website: all 41 tracks cost a mere $9.99.
While the impetus for this is pretty straightforward, we found the words of South Carolinian band Slow Runner to resonate perfectly, as they explain "slacker musicians aren't in a good position to help out the planet as, say, a really smart scientist. But I'm pretty sure a compilation of songs by really smart scientists would suck, so we're doing what we can to help out."
We couldn't agree more, especially about the scientist part. Check out a video about the compilation below.