Obscure Musicians Jump on Rickety Occupy Wall Street Bandwagon

The press and the public may be over Occupy Wall Street, but don’t tell that to a gaggle of musicians eager to piggyback on the dying movement.

It’s not hard to see why. You get to connect with disaffected teens who long to fight The Man, plus it’s an easy way to snare some street cred without taking a bullet or embracing a drug habit.

The OWS types may have rejected Miley Cyrus’ attempt to hop on the hygienically challenged bandwagon, but so far it seems like other singers are more than welcome to lend their pipes to the cause.

yo la tengoAmong the OWS-related projects coming our way:

  • “Occupy This Album” – This compilation disk feature Yo La Tengo, Devo, Lucinda Williams, Ladytron and the dulcet sounds of Michael Moore. Yes, that Michael Moore.
  • Massive Attack has launched Occupy Radio on Soundcloud featuring OWS-inspired mixes from such luminaries as ex-DFA member Tim Goldsworthy and Horse Meat Disco.
  • A Big Apple-based benefit album is in the works featuring TV on the Radio’s Kyp Malone, former Liturgy drummer/current Guardian Alien member Greg Fox, and Oneida’s Kid Millions.

Let’s hope the benefit albums can defray the costs of moving 30 tons of trash out of the Occupy LA camp and other related expenses.


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