Flogging Molly, My Brightest Diamond & Francesca Lia Block Join Muruch’s RAINN Benefit Album!

I’m thrilled, overwhelmed, giddy and just plain shocked to announce that Flogging Molly, My Brightest Diamond and author Francesca Lia Block have all joined Muruch’s RAINN Benefit Album!

Longtime readers may remember my enthusiastic gushing about Flogging Molly and My Brightest Diamond here on Muruch when they were still relatively unknown. Around the same time I was devouring Francesca Lia Block’s Weetzie Bat books. Sometimes the internet is a portal to other dimensions.

Neil Gaiman’s Sandman illustrator Dave McKean has also joined the visual artists who have donated artwork for the liner notes.

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

Mp3 Menagerie: Dean & Britta, Lucy Schwartz, Aidan Knight

Dean & Britta – Making Me Smile (mp3) *

I don’t know if “indie-lullaby” was an official sub-genre before, but it certainly is now. This sweet song is from the upcoming charity compilation Sing Me To Sleep, which benefits the children’s charity The Valerie Fund. The album features lullabies and covers by Stars, Laura Gibson, Trespassers William, O+S, Tanya Donelly, Telekinesis, The Real Tuesday Weld, Julie Peel, and Sigur Rós among others. It will be released by American Laundromat Records on May 18.

Pre-order @ Label Site

*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of label


Lucy Schwartz – Help Me! Help Me! (mp3 expired) *

Singer-songwriter Lucy Schwartz returns with the EP Help Me! Help Me! on January 26.

Buy @ Amazon

*mp3 provided by & posted w/ permission of Filter Mag

Lucy Schwartz MySpace


Aidan Knight – Jasper (mp3)*

Atmospheric indie-folk with a warm voice. Singer-songwriter Aidan Knight will release his new album Versicolour on March 2.

Pre-Order @ Amazon (not yet available)

*mp3 hosted by & posted w/ permission of artist’s PR rep

Aidan Knight MySpace