Kat Robichaud‘s big, robust voice and demented circus music isn’t quite what you’d expect from The Voice. Kat & her Darling Misfits have opened for The Dresden Dolls‘ Amanda Palmer and appear alongside Amanda on our Muruch.com for RAINN benefit album. You can hear Kat’s song below and get it along with 24 other mp3s by donating $10 (or more) directly to RAINN through Muruch’s RAINN.org fundraising page.
The album also features music and poetry by Concrete Blonde’s Johnette Napolitano, American Gods/Coraline author Neil Gaiman, Midlake, Flogging Molly, Poe, The Mynabirds, Allison Crowe, Crystal Good, Kevin Kantor and many more.
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.
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.
Muruch is curating a nonprofit, digital album of music, spoken word poetry and art to benefit RAINN, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network organization and National Sexual Assault helpline founded by singer Tori Amos.