MPress Records Announces Volume 3 Of Annual Charity Compilation "New Arrivals"

posted July 8, 2008

MPress Records Announces Volume 3 Of Annual Charity Compilation "New Arrivals"

MPress Records are readying the third installment of the annual compilation series devoted to highlighting exceptional independent talent with the release of New Arrivals: Volume 3, in stores October 28, 2008.

Over the past two years, the New Arrivals series has not only created awareness for burgeoning and established independent talent, but also for the series' designated beneficiaries - Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief and World Hunger Year. For the third volume, New Arrivals will benefit The National Eating Disorders Association.

MPress Records founder Rachael Sage explains, "Over the last year, I've become increasingly aware of the silent epidemic of eating disorders. Everyone I know seems to have a family member or friend affected, including myself. We're really hoping to focus some attention on the vital work that NEDA is doing."

Along with selecting this year's charity, Sage also oversaw the process of selecting the stellar talent featured on the latest New Arrivals compilation. "We had an overwhelming number of submissions this year from a very impressive pool of artists. Everyone at MPress has very different musical tastes, but we all agreed these songs were the strongest."

Highlights of NAV3 include a wealth of independent talent from across the globe: 2007 Toronto Independent Music Award nominee Ember Swift, New York-based rising Aussie rockers The Kin, Canadian singer/songwriter Adrienne Pierce (heard on "Grey's Anatomy" and "Veronica Mars"), Jump Little Children singer Jay Clifford (heard recently on "Grey's Anatomy"), New York "Fox 5 Subway Idol" winner Theo Eastwind, indie veterans Joy Askew and Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers, plus a bonus track from former Toad The Wet Sprocket frontman/folk-pop artist Glen Phillips.

A New Arrivals tour is planned for Fall 2008 and will feature a rotating line-up of artists from all three releases coming to major US cities including New York, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, San Francisco and Los Angeles.