Various - Gazing With Tranquility: A Tribute To Donovan
Nonprofit label Rock the Cause Records have been offering up their unconventional brand of charitable entertainment for almost a decade. Through their dedication & unwavering work, they have become internationally recognized as the preeminent nonprofit organization that combines advocacy and activism with music. With their upcoming release, Gazing with Tranquility: A Tribute to Donovan, a select group of the most incredible artists out there today and Rock the Cause have teamed up to re-contextualize Donovan s already timeless tracks into modern-day indie marvels.
We couldn t be more excited to share this reverent tribute to Donovan, the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer who brought us Colours , Catch the Wind , and Sunshine Superman , and collaborated with artists like Joan Baez, Jimmy Page, and George Harrison. An unexpected blend of classic and fresh, Gazing with Tranquility: A Tribute to Donovan kicks off with Mixd Up Kidz s version of Atlantis , the first studio track from Chris Mars, former drummer of The Replacements. The album also boasts contributions from Sharon Van Etten, Lissie, Brett Dennen, The Flaming Lips, and more! Presale begins August 4th, and includes an instant download of To Susan on the West Coast Waiting by The Walkmen s Hamilton Leithauser. This tribute will be available in all digital formats, as well as a limited number of compact discs and vinyl distributed by The Orchard.
Proceeds from Gazing with Tranquility will be donated to Huntington s Hope. As Huntington s disease is genetic, families often exhaust their financial resources on medical costs, leaving their children with little to no funds to pursue a secondary education. Huntington s Hope gives children of those with Huntington s disease financial support for their college years and hope for a brighter future. And with this many incredible artists coming together in support of the cause, we can t imagine a better way for Rock the Cause to bring hope, happiness, and music to the masses.
01 Mixd Up Kidz: Atlantis
02 Apollo Cobra: Barabajagal (Love is Hot)
03 Maudlin: Epistle to Dippy
04 Colony House: Sunshine Superman
05 Hamilton Leithauser: To Susan On the West Coast...
06 Jillian Rae: Superlungs My Supergirl
07 Ivan & Alyosha: Catch the Wind
08 Sharon Van Etten: Teen Angel
09 Brett Dennen: Colours
10 Lissie: Happiness Runs
11 Little Man: There is a Mountain
12 Astronautalis: Season of the Witch
13 Savannah Smith: Lalena
14 Verskotzi: Mellow Yellow
15 The Flaming Lips: Atlantis