Jeff Mangum, Mtn. Goats, Yo La Tengo on Chris Knox Tribute
Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox available via digital download now!
On June 11, 2009, musician Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke at his home in Grey Lynn, New Zealand. Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox is a celebration of Chris and his music. He was instrumental in bringing New Zealand punk and alternative music to international audiences with Tall Dwarfs, Toy Love, and his solo work. Artists from the U.S. (Jeff Mangum, Yo La Tengo, The Mountain Goats, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lambchop, Stephin Merritt, Portastatic, Bill Callahan, Lou Barlow, Jay Reatard), New Zealand (The Bats, The Verlaines, The Chills), and the world over have donated their time and talent so that all proceeds can go towards assisting Chris with his recovery.
Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox is available for download now from the Merge store <http://www.mergerecords.com/store/store_detail.php?catalog_id=673> and our usual digital outlets. The 2-CD limited-edition release will be available in stores on February 23, but you can pre-order it today and receive the digital download via email after your order is complete!
Visit the fantastic Stroke website <http://www.chrisknox.co.nz/> for updates on Chris Knox, information on all of the artists who contributed songs, and for previews of many of the tracks--originals and covers.
Full Tracklisting: *Tracks are arranged chronologically Disc 1: 1. Jay Reatard - Pull Down The Shades 2. The Checks - Rebel 3. The Bleeding Allstars - Ain't It Nice 4. Peter Gutteridge - Don't Catch Fire 5. The Chills - Luck Or Loveliness 6. David Kilgour - Nothing's Going To Happen 7. The Crying Wolfs - All My Hollowness To You 8. Stephin Merritt - Beauty 9. Portastatic - Nostalgia's No Excuse 10. The Mint Chicks - Crush 11. Jay & Sam Clarkson - I've Left Memories Behind 12. Sky Green Leopards - Burning Blue 13. Shayne Carter - The Slide 14. Pumice - Grand Mal 15. Hamish Kilgour - Knoxed Out
Disc 2: 1. Boh Runga - Not Given Lightly 2. Red & Zeke (Feat. Bill Doss and Neil Cleary) - Bodies 3. Jeff Mangum - Sign The Dotted Line 4. Bill Callahan - Lapse 5. Genghis Smith - Growth Spurt 6. Yo La Tengo - Coloured 7. AC Newman - Dunno Much About Life But I Know How To Breathe 8. Alec Bathgate - Glide 9. Don McGlashan - Inside Story 10. Sean Donnelly - The Outer Skin 11. Lambchop - What Goes Up 12. The Mountain Goats - Brave 13. The Tokey Tones (and friends) - Round These Walls 14. The Bats - Just Do It 15. Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - My Only Friend 16. The Finn Family - It's Love 17. Jordan Luck - Becoming Something Other 18. The Verlaines - Driftwood 19. Lou Barlow - Song Of The Tall Poppy 20. The Nothing - Napping In Lapland 21. Tall Dwarfs - Sunday Son