Mystic, CT. (Top40 Charts/ American Laundromat Records) - American Laundromat Records (ALR) is proud to announce the artists and tracks for their new charity project titled "Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies." Sing Me To Sleep is a whimsical collection of lullabies and non-lullabies covered by some of ALR's favorite indie artists, including Tanya
Donelly, Dean & Britta, Say Hi, Telekinesis, The Real Tuesday Weld, Julie
Peel, Sigur Ro's, The Leisure Society, Stars, and many more. All proceeds from this wonderful album will be donated to The Valerie
Fund (https://www.thevaleriefund.org/), which provides support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders.
The CD is slotted for orldwide release on May 18, 2010.
Confirmed Tracks (Original Artist) - Artist Performing:
Asleep (Smiths) - Stars
Boys Of Summer (Don Henley) - Papercuts
Can't Get It Out Of My Head (ELO) - Telekinesis
Cloudbusting (Kate Bush) - Neil Halstead
Dear Prudence (Beatles) - Casey Mecija (Ohbijou)
Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Traditional) - Dala
Edelweiss (The Sound of Music) - Laura Gibson
Gymnope'die No. 1 (Erik Satie) - Coctails
Have You Forgotten (Red House Painters) - Jenny Owen Youngs
Inchworm (Hans Christian Andersen) - The Leisure Society
Kafari (Original) - Sigur Ro's [bonus 7" vinyl only]
Kiss Off (Violent Femmes) - Say Hi
Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) - The Real Tuesday Weld
Making Me Smile (Jack Early) - Dean & Britta
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) - Tanya Donelly
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) "Blue Mix" - Tanya Donelly [bonus 7" vinyl only]
Pure Imagination (Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory) - The Rest
Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie) - Trespassers William
Strings That Tie To You (Jon Brion) - Julie Peel with Field Mouse & Hailey Wojcik
The North Wind Doth Blow (Traditional) - Snowbird
The Sounds Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel) - The Abbasi Brothers
You And Your Sister (This Mortal Coil) - O+S
You Are My Sunshine (Traditional) - Peter Broderick
Note: not all the tracks above will appear on the regular album release. Many will only appear on the exclusive limited-edition first-pressing pre-order package (see below).
American Laundromat Records is now accepting pre-orders from their website (https://www.alr-music.com) for an exclusive limited-edition, first-pressing package loaded with bonus items. The special pre-order offer is priced at $25.00 and includes:
* Limited Edition First Pressing CD with alternative artwork and bonus tracks
* Bonus 7" Blue Vinyl featuring tracks not available on either CD
* Free Coupon Code to Download the Bonus 7" Vinyl in Digital Format
* Two Promo Pins featuring Original Cover Art from CD and 7" Vinyl
* Sing Me To Sleep 4-Color Wall Poster (11" x 17")
* Chance to win a personalized, signed copy of "Sing Me To Sleep" by your favorite artist
* Receive your limited edition package several weeks before the official release date
"This has been a really fun project to produce," said Joe Spadaro, Founder & Pres at American Laundromat Records. "We're so grateful to all the artists that donated their valuable time and remarkable talent to this album. The one thing I love about producing compilations is, with so many artists involved, the projects often take on a life and energy of their own. This was certainly the case with Sing Me To Sleep... it's truly been a collaborative effort, and we cannot wait to share the tracks with everyone."
"When so much creativity and generosity come together for a good cause, one can only describe it as magical," remarked Co-Producer and Art Director, Kate Garchinsky. "Our goal with 'Sing Me To Sleep' has been to fill a void in independent music that appeals to both the adult indie fan and their children, an exploding demographic, while supporting the Valerie Fund. Many of our artists have little ones of their own. Their enthusiasm for this new 'Indie For Kids' genre is evident in the playfulness of their recordings. I believe much good will spring from this project."
Sing Me To Sleep was produced by Joseph H. Spadaro and Kate Garchinsky, mastered by Sean Glonek at SRG Studios (They Might Be Giants, Matthew Sweet, Frank Black, OK Go), and all album art & project designs by Kate Garchinsky (https://www.penguinart.com).
American Laundromat Records is an independent record label based out of Mystic, CT. Best known for producing tribute compilations, the label earned praise & rave reviews for its 2008 charity record "Cinnamon Girl - Women Artists Cover Neil Young For Charity" which to-date has donated over $35,000 to Casting For Recovery, a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer. Other ALR projects include the popular Cure tribute "Just Like Heaven - a tribute to the Cure", and the 80's compilation "High School Reunion - a tribute to those great 80's Films!" which All Music Guide called "One of the finest tributes ever amassed!" Artists who have contributed to ALR projects include; Matthew Sweet, Dean & Britta, They Might Be Giants, OK Go, Stars, The Real Tuesday Weld, British Sea Power, Tanya Donelly, Kristin Hersh, Frank Black, Lori McKenna, Veruca Salt, The Dresden Dolls, Jill Sobule and John Doe, The Submarines, and The Wedding Pre! sent. American Laundromat Records also releases new original music. Their current roster includes indie artists Julie Peel, Dylan In The Movies, and The Caulfield Sisters. More about American Laundromat Records can be found at https://www.alr-music.com
The Valerie Fund is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization established in 1976 in memory of nine-year-old Valerie Goldstein by her parents, Ed and Sue. The Valerie Fund's mission is to provide support for the comprehensive health care of children with cancer and blood disorders. Families turn to The Valerie Fund because of the unique combination of medical care, counseling, and other services it provides.
The Valerie Fund Children's Centers comprise the largest network of healthcare facilities for children with cancer and blood disorders in New Jersey, and one of the largest in the nation. We host over 35,000 patient visits each year. Today there are seven Valerie Fund Children's Centers for Cancer and Blood Disorders located in major hospitals in New Jersey, New York, and the Philadelphia area providing caring, comprehensive, state-of-the-art outpatient health care to more than 5,000 children and their families each year. This network means that sick children are able to receive care close to their homes. Before The Valerie Fund, many children "such as Valerie Goldstein" had to travel long distances because the treatment they needed was available only at major medical facilities located in large cities.
At The Valerie Fund Centers, patients receive far more than treatment for their physical illnesses. Our philosophy is that to truly heal the children with whose care we are entrusted, we must treat them emotionally, socially, and developmentally, as well as medically. Childhood disease strikes not only the child, but the entire family. When a child is a patient at a Valerie Fund Center, a staff of social workers, counselors, psychologists, and child-life specialists enfold the child and the family in a blanket of ongoing, individualized care. We firmly believe this approach is the most effective way to fight childhood disease. More about The Valerie Fun can be found at https://www.thevaleriefund.org