It's been over two weeks since a 9.0-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Japan and an ensuing tsunami killed thousands and left tens of thousands more missing. Early yesterday, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake occurred off the coast of northeastern Japan. The country is still struggling to deal radioactive contamination leaks at nuclear plants that were affected by the disaster.
Here's a rundown of the latest artists who've contributed to Japanese relief projects:
Linkin Park have put together a benefit compilation featuring songs by R.E.M., Slash, Counting Crows, Angels & Airwaves and others. It's $10 and you can download it through their Music For Relief website. The Download To Donate disc features a new tune by the band, "Issho Ni," which you can hear below:
Toronto's Great Hall is hosting a benefit event on April 3 to support the Canadian Red Cross' relief efforts in Japan. It'll feature a bake sale of mostly vegan goods, silent auction and raffles, along with performances from Modern Superstitions, Cavaliers, Donlands And Mortimer and more. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Upload a picture of your face covered in facepaint to this Flickr gallery and Tune-Yards will donate a buck to Japanese relief efforts.
Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox, TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Tim Hecker and Fennesz are featured on a new compilation that will benefit Japan's Civic Force. It's $15 an is available here.
Skye Sweetnam's new Sumo Cyco band are donating 100 per cent of the proceeds from sales of their "Limp" and "Mercy" tunes to Japanese relief. —Facebook