’s RAINN Benefit Album & Fundraising Campaign Official Launch!’s RAINN benefit album & fundraising campaign officially launches this month! Donate $10 (or more) at’s fundraising page to receive your free digital album of for RAINN. This magnificent 25-mp3 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, and Clementine von Radics.
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Press Release:’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’s RAINN benefit album

To celebrate 15 years of sharing great music in July, has partnered with for a fundraising campaign and digital benefit album of music, poetry and art. 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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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.

Call for Music, Poetry & Art Submissions for RAINN Benefit Album

Submissions are now closed & the album press release is up.

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.

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yMusic & Shara Worden: Free Mp3!

Chamber pop ensemble yMusic, who recently collaborated with Shara Worden for My Brightest Diamond’s new album, have released their own debut full-length, Beautiful Mechanical. The yMusic album features works composed by My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden, St. Vincent’s Annie Clark and Son Lux among many others. You can download a free, legal mp3 of “Skin & Bones,” a Shara Worden-penned song, via the widget below.

*Bandcamp download widget provided by band’s PR rep

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