Devendra Banhart, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem Contribute To Causes 2

posted February 27, 2009

Devendra Banhart, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem Contribute To Causes 2

Waxploitation Records has confirmed a May 5th release date for Causes 2, the second album in the label's ongoing benefit series for Darfur. 100% of the profits from the release go to Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières, Human Rights Watch and Oxfam America. The label has set up worldwide online pre-orders.

The video for Causes 2 can be seen at YouTube and a Causes MySpace page has been created.

The album includes rare and exclusive songs from some of the most compelling artists in the indie and alternative worlds: Black Moth Super Rainbow, The Decemberists, Devendra Banhart, Diplo, Federico Aubele, Gnarls Barkley, LCD Soundsystem, My Morning Jacket, Matthew Dear, Mum, Neon Neon, RJD2, and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, as well as a contribution from Adult Swim's Tim & Eric.

"It's easy for fatigue to set in when a crisis goes on for a number of years, but no one has given up hope that things can change for the better in Darfur," says Waxploitation founder Jeff Antebi, who executive produced the album. "There are untold numbers of people committed to changing the outcome. It takes humanitarian assistance, tenacity and political will."

Causes 1 was released in 2007 to great acclaim. The album, which reached #35 on the iTunes Album Chart, includes contributions from Animal Collective, The Black Keys, Bright Eyes, Death Cab for Cutie, The Cure, The Shins, Spoon and Teargas & Plateglass to name a few.


  • Black Moth Super Rainbow happy melted city
  • The Decemberists - After the Bombs (exclusive live version)
  • Devendra Banhart - White Reggae Troll
  • Diplo - Wassup Wassup (exclusive Samim remix)
  • Federico Aubele - Luna Y Sol
  • Gnarls Barkley - Mystery Man
  • LCD Soundsystem - Starry Eyes Original
  • My Morning Jacket - Highly Suspicious (exclusive VHS or Beta remix)
  • Matthew Dear - When She Don't Need Me
  • Mum - Asleep In A Hiding Place
  • Neon Neon - I Lust U featuring Cate Le Bon (DJ Eli Escobar remix)
  • RJd2 - Wherever
  • Sharon Jones & Dap-Kings - It Hurts To Be Alone
  • Tim & Eric - Petite Feet (Devlin & Ghostdad Remix featuring Sylvia Gordon)