GIVE Seattle charity album draws Ben Gibbard and a host of Seattle artists

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It’s been a busy last few months for Ben Gibbard. First there was that Jay Farrar collaboration on the Jack Kerouac soundtrack. And, of course, there’s the Death Cab for Cutie song on that soundtrack for the shiny vampire movie. Plus, the man got married! Yet despite all this, Mr. Zooey Deschanel has once again made time found time to join an already all-star line-up for a killer new album. And this time it’s not just for our entertainment.

According to, Gibbard will be lending his cover of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon”, a track which he’s done live plenty of times, to the charity album GIVE Seattle. Yes, it’s another one of those music for charity things!!! This particular album will generate funds for Arts Corp and various Seattle food banks.

Getting back to Gibbard, his contribution won’t be on the actual CD; instead, those who purchase the album will be e-mailed the track at a later date. But the soundtrack proper will feature the likes of Fleet Foxes, Grand Archives, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Bound, J. Tillman, and over 20 other artists and bands. Pedro The Lion’s David Bazan and the Long Winters will also ante up some sweet bonus material. So, what are you waiting for?

The compilation is available now here, or you can buy it at Seattle’s coffee spot Caffé Vita for $7. Now, please, Ben, take a break.

GIVE Seattle Tracklist:
01. Arthur and Yu – Magic Mountain
02. Cave Singers – Growing Palm
03. Champagne Champagne featuring Fences – Victim of the Modern Age
04. Common Market – The Picture of My DeLorean Gray
05. D. Black – On the Go
06. Fatal Lucciauno – Gangsta
07. Fences – Sadie
08. Fleet Foxes – Mykonos
09. Fresh Espresso – Gettin’ Money
10. Gabriel Mintz – Safeway
11. Grand Archives – Wake Up
12. Head Like A Kite featuring Tilson – Director’s Cut
13. Hey Marseilles – From a Terrace
14. J. Tillman – Earthly Bodies
15. Joshua Morrison – Mammoth Cave
16. Kinski – Whatever Happened To Madeleine Stowe
17. Le Loup – Forgive Me
18. Mad Rad – Love in a Strange World
19. Moondoggies – Side of the Road
20. Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – Bitter Cold
21. Pearly Gate Music – Big Escape
22. Pica Beats – Durian Shakes
23. Sera Cahoone – Love’s Gonna Live Here Live at KEXP
24. Talbot Tagora – Ichthus Hop
25. Tea Cozies – Corner Store Girls
26. The Blakes – Parking Lot
27. The Lonely Forest – I Don’t Wanna Live There
28. The Maldives – In The End
29. The Saturday Knights – Go!
30. Visqueen – Hand Me Down