INDEPENDENCE (Hypebot) –
Toyota's Yaris and Urban Outfitters have joined forces to release a 12 song compilation for 99 cents exclusively via Insound of bands a that participated in last year's 12 city tour of independent radio stations.
All profits from the Free Yr Radio compilation will be donated to partner radio stations and buyers of the album will be encouraged to add a tipî on top of the 99 cents as a way to show their support of independent radio.
Participating stations include Ohio.FM in Columbus, KVRX in Austin, KRCL in Salt Lake City, WPRB in Philadelphia, KIWR in Omaha, WERS in Cambridge, KEXP in Seattle, The Current in Minneapolis, KUSF in San Francisco, KUCI in Irvine, WVUM in Miami, and WVKR in New York.
Each aspect of the Free Yr Radio campaign is designed to give partner independent stations tools to build awareness and help raise additional funds from their listener communities. Partner stations co-host free concerts and each participating station awards a new Toyota Yaris to one listener during their fundraising or awareness-boosting activities. The final component of the Free Yr Radio campaign is the benefit compilation album.
The track list for the Free Yr Radio 2008 Benefit Compilation is:
01. !!! – Must Be The Moon (Live at KEXP)
02. Chairlift – At My Side
03. Yeasayer – Final Path (Daytrotter Sessions)
04. White Williams – Blue Steel
05. Dan Deacon – Cave Birth
06. No Age – Padded Chair
07. Mudhoney – The Lucky Ones (Live)
08. King Khan & Saba Lou – Past and Gone
09. The Secret Machines – The Walls Are Starting To Crack (Live at KEXP)
10. The Walkmen – In The New Year (Live)
11. Tokyo Police Club – Your English Is Good (K-Os Remix)
12. Jamie Lidell – Rope of Sand (Live at Austin City Limits)