Buffetibre is, without a doubt, one of the funnest places on the interweb. There’s always some weirdo indie band covering some even weirder esoteric 1980s tune, and then out of nowhere you’ll find some (relatively) known artist or a remix that blows your mind. Nuggets, people. It’s a place to pan for gold. You’ll find all kinds of stones–some rocks, some quartz, and some pure gold. But their latest 180-song cover project, Peace, done with Amnesty International, is finally out. They’ve been talking about it–and working on it–for 2 years. And it was worth the wait.
What do you get if you buy it? (Here.) You get more than 180 exclusive and unreleased songs by artists from more than 50 countries, all for the price of a donation to Amnesty International Catalunya. The collected money will be used for AI’s investigation and action campaigns aimed at preventing cases of Human Rights abuses around the world.
All the songs included in PEACE are available for streaming at http://www.buffetlibredjs.net/peace.html as well as information on all artists participating in the project. The full compilation, downloadable through a donation to Amnesty International Catalunya, includes all the songs in 320Kbps mp3 format.
What artists are on the record? Glad you asked (inhales deeply and then spits fast and furious): Bonde Do Role, Apostle Of Hustle, Buck 65, Micah P. Hinson, Steve Wynn, Patrick Wolf, Paul Niehaus of Calexico, The Veils, Ra Ra Riot, The Antlers, Asobi Seksu, The Spinto Band, Port O’Brien, Thao + The Get Down Stay Down, X-Wife, Marc Almond, Mogwai . . . And that’s just naming a few.
Here’s a video and a few tunes, to make you wanna support this great, worthy project:
Patrick Wolf – Army Dreamers (Kate Bush cover)
Rockettothesky – Heroes (David Bowie cover)
Dusty Kid – Bullet With Butterfly Wings (Smashing Pumpkins cover)
Voxtrot – Whiskey and Water
Tahiti 80 – Crack Up