Muruch.com’s RAINN Benefit Album & Fundraising Campaign Official Launch!

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Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album & fundraising campaign officially launches today! Donate $10 (or more) at Muruch.com’s RAINN.org fundraising page to receive your free digital edition of Muruch.com for RAINN. This magnificent 25-track album features:

Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, My Brightest Diamond, The Mynabirds, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer, Man of Steel‘s Allison Crowe, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Meursault, Elysian Fields, Pamela Means, Fisher, Catie Curtis, Anielle Reid, Heidi Saperstein, Hannah Fury and poets Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor, V. C. McCabe and Clementine von Radics.


Cover Art by Muruch, Image ©Kate Zambrano

The album also includes a beautifully illustrated 40-page PDF liner notes booklet featuring the striking visual art of Sandman illustrator Dave McKean, Kate Zambrano, Mandy Tsung, Amber Ortalano, Mark Demsteader and Anna Dittman.

Great music and art for the greatest cause! You can read more about the songs and poems in the Press Release and Muruch.com’s RAINN fundraising page.



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Press Release: Muruch.com’s RAINN Benefit Album (Johnette Napolitano, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Poe, Flogging Molly, My Brightest Diamond & more!)

Johnette Napolitano, Neil Gaiman, Amanda Palmer, Poe, Flogging Molly and My Brightest Diamond among artists on Muruch.com’s RAINN benefit album

To celebrate 15 years of sharing great music in July, Muruch.com has partnered with RAINN.org for a fundraising campaign and digital benefit album of music, poetry and art. Muruch.com for RAINN features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, The Dresden Dolls’ Amanda Palmer, My Brightest Diamond, Poe, The Mynabirds, Celtic Punk band Flogging Molly, The Voice‘s Kat Robichaud, Man of Steel‘s Allison Crowe, Nashville songwriter Trent Dabbs, Sandman author Neil Gaiman, YouTube sensation Kevin Kantor and Ted Talker Crystal Good among many other talented musicians, poets and visual artists.


Cover Art by Muruch, Image ©Kate Zambrano

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Amanda Palmer & Neil Gaiman Join Muruch’s RAINN Benefit

I’m so excited and honored to add Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman to Muruch’s RAINN Benefit Album tracklist!

Gaiman’s Sandman comics helped me through a dark time 15 years ago, around the time I first started sharing music on Muruch. And longtime readers are well aware of my obsessive love for Amanda Palmer’s band The Dresden Dolls, whose image and lyrics were once part of Muruch’s layout.

Our growing list of contributors also includes Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, Hannah Fury, Elysian Fields and Heidi Saperstein. My first release as producer/curator is going to be my new favorite album and help a very dear, very worthy cause. The album’s liner notes will also include some incredible artwork by Amber Ortolano.

We’re still accepting images, spoken word poetry and music submissions until June 15th. See the benefit post for details.

Current Read: “The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer

The Dresden Dolls, The Brigade, The Rebellyon, Kickstarter…this is like a trip down memory lane. Part memoir, part love story and all funny and inspiring. Amanda Palmer’s book, The Art of Asking, gave me the courage to turn my RAINN benefit album dream into a reality and reminded me of why The Dresden Dolls are my all-time favorite band. There’s never been anyone like them and I doubt there ever will be.