Tuesday, August 19, 2008

News:: Yellow Bird Project

Usually the Ack and I are quite content to stay in our little blog-bubble, satisfied that by spreading as much good music as we can (and being involved with things like this),we're helping to make the world a better place. That's most of the time at least, sometimes we get socked in the grill by reality and are reminded that, in the grand scheme of things, what we're doing doesn't actually provide much tangible benefit.

However, what we can do is help spread the word in regards to people and programs that do help people. So today I give you the Yellow Bird Project. The Montreal-based Yellow Bird Project is a non-profit initiative that aims to help various charities by donating the sales of t-shirts which are designed by some of indie music's finest artists. How does it work you ask? Well the band or solo artist designs the logo for a shirt, YBP prints it (on an American Apparel shirt, natch), then they sell it to one of you sexy kids, and the artist picks a charity to receive 100% of the profits from the shirt they design. Might just be me, but that sounds like a whole lot of win-win right there.

The list of artists they've worked with so far is nothing to sneeze at either: The Shins, The National, Devendra Banhart, Joseph Arthur, Broken Social Scene, The New Pornographers, Hayden, Stars, Wolf Parade, My Brightest Diamnond, Rilo Kiley, etc and so on. Not too shabby, and Casey from the YBP let us know (on the DL...kind of, well, not really) that they'll be releasing a new shirt design from The Magic Numbers in the next couple days. I have to think if you've made it to this blog you'll find someone on that list whose shirt you'd want to rock. So buy a shirt, enhance your indie creds and donate to charity at one fell swoop. No one loses.

The folks at the Yellow Bird Project are also please to announce they now have a theme song. It's a tune called A Field Of Birds and it's done by Sweden's The Tallest Man On Earth. I can't speak for his height, but he must be the twangiest man in Sweden - it's a great song. So check it out down below or on the YBP site. Oh, and go buy a shirt, did I say that yet?

As for me, I'm waiting for the YBP to start a blogger-designed series of shirts for charity. Although a blogger shirt would likely just consist of a design that was actually done by a band some blogger says is "amazing" but is only liked by other bloggers (HI-O! Take that bloggers! Oh, wait...).

Posted at 12:39 PM by naedoo :: 1 comments

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At 5:58 AM, Anonymous Casey did sayeth:

Best post I have ever seen about us. Cheers guys.


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