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Sonic Youth, the Soft Pack and More Join Elijah Wood for Charity


‘Lords Of The Rings’ actor Elijah Wood has enlisted the help of Sonic Youth, the Soft Pack and more to appear on a special charity compilation, reports NME. The album, titled ‘Elysium: A Benefit For The Art Of Elysium,’ aims to raise money for The Art Of Elysium charity, who encourage artists and performers to dedicate their time and talent to help children suffering from serious medical conditions.

Elijah Wood’s been a long time supporter of The Art of Elysium, whilst other celebrities involved with the charity include fellow actors Joaquin Phoenix and Kirsten Dunst — the latter was honoured for her work with them earlier this year. Writing on the charity’s website, Wood wrote “it’s important to support this charity. I’ve experienced first-hand what they do; spending time with children, taking part in these art projects…I just think it’s wonderful.” He’s also no stranger to releasing music; he set up record label Simian Records in 2007 and from that has put out albums including the Apples in Stereo’s recent LP ‘Travellers in Space and Time.’

As well as Sonic Youth — who contribute ‘No Way’ from last year’s ‘The Eternal’ — and The Soft Pack, breakthrough artists including Sleigh Bells, Music Go Music and White Denim appear on the album. Available to purchase from iTunes, you can find more information from the charity’s website. The full tracklist is as follows:

Black Mountain — ‘Tyrants’
The Kills — ‘Tape Song’
Sleigh Bells — ‘Infinity Guitars’
Grass Window — ‘Rattled Call’
Music Go Music — ‘Reach Out’
Jeremy Jay — ‘Beautiful Dreamer’
Sleepy Sun — ‘New Age’
Wolf People — ‘October Fires’
The Golden Dogs — ‘Permanent Record’
Oh No Ono — ‘Internet Warrior’
Sonic Youth — ‘No Way’
White Denim — ‘Yo-Yo’
Malachai — ‘Here It Comes’
Cave — ‘Made in Malaysia’
Ty Segall — ‘Caesar’
Balaclavas — ‘Up the Newel’
Earthless — ‘Jull’
Sweet Apple — ‘Do You Remember’
The Soft Pack — ‘Answer to Yourself’
Stardeath & White Dwarves — ‘New Heat’