THIS ALBUM KILLS CANCER, a 54-band digital-only compilation, to aid North Carolina musician Shayne Miel
"This Album Kills Cancer," 54 tracks of original indie rock, metal, punk, and folk from across America and around the world, is now available exclusively as a digital download for a $15 donation at http://tinyurl.com/cancercd. One hundred percent of the money raised by sales of the album goes directly to musician Shayne Miel, to help with the costs of his cancer treatments. The compilation features exclusive tracks from The English Beat, Paul Sanchez, The Cucumbers, Rick Barry, The Winter Sounds, and many more.
In November of 2009, Shayne Miel, the frontman of the North Carolina indie band The Future Kings Of Nowhere (www.thefuturekings.com), was diagnosed with stage IV lymphoma. Like so many Americans today, he does not have sufficient medical insurance, and the cost of treatment has been a substantial financial challenge to Shayne and his family.
When Lazlo - the force behind NJ-based Internet radio station BlowUpRadio.com and the host of Lazloís Den - heard of his friendís Shayne plight, he responded not just with sympathy, but action.
"On January 6, I emailed many of the bands I have met over nine years of doing BlowUpRadio.com, asking if any of them would donate a previously unreleased track for a benefit album," Lazlo recalls. "Having 54 artists so willing to help was extremely moving, and a testament to how giving musicians can be to help others. I initially hoped to get an albumís worth of material; instead, we ended up with three albums worth of songs, which is wonderful."
"It was very important to me that all the money raised goes to Shayne to help with his medical bills," Lazlo stresses. "We worked it out so that people will be using Shayneís PayPal account to purchase the album, so 100% of the money will go directly to him."
Shayne has been keeping a blog of his experiences with cancer, which you can read at
In addition to the benefit album, there will be two benefit concerts for Shayne happening in New Jersey.
The first will take place at the Championship Bar (931 Chambers St., Trenton, NJ) on Sunday March 7. The line-up for this concert will feature sets from The Tea & Whiskey, Static Radio, The Timid Roosevelts, Lemuria, Post No Bills, The Sirs, Curious Buddies, Radio Exiles, Full of Fancy.
The second will be an acoustic music marathon, Saturday, March 27, at Buddies Tavern (277 Johnsons Lane, Parlin (Sayreville), NJ). The show will begin at 7 pm and feature sets from Christian Beach, David Huff, Greg D, J Orellana (The Tea & Whiskey), Jeannie O'Neil & Thomas Martin, Jeff Schroeck, Jim Testa, Joe Canzano, Jonathan Andrew, Joshua Van Ness, Julian Peterson, Matt Colligan, Montagna & The Mouth To Mouth, Pete Jager, Scruff (Tea & Whiskey), The Break Evens, The Wag, Tony Tedesco, Zigman Bird, and Joe Jack Talcum (The Dead Milkmen).
More information on the album and the shows can be found on http://thismachinekillscancer.tumblr.com and http://www.blowupradio.com
This Album Kills Cancer" track listing
The Future Kings Of Nowhere - Let's Be Pirates! (live @ BlowUpRadio.com)
The Tea & Whiskey - Pray For Shayne
The English Beat - They Call It Ska (live)
Red Flag Fleet - Quotidian Oblivion
The Winter Sounds - Bird On Fire
Fairmont - Oh Your Bitter Heart
Citified - Sleepsound
Paul Sanchez - All of My Might (alternate version)
Greg D - In The Name Of
Grover Kent - Running Out of Ramones (acoustic)
The Tremors - Late Night Drive-in Monster Show
Cropduster - Giving It All Away
The Crayons - See My Eyes
Rick Barry - Audrey There You Are (live from the penthouse)
Kaitlyn Raido - Hating You
The Good Graces - Pepper
The Cucumbers - The Boss's Song
Zigman Bird - New Stuff (live @ BlowUpRadio.com)
State Run Media - From The Fire
Brett Fuentes - Nightfall On A Budding June
Jeannie O'Neil & Thomas Martin - Silver Train
Drew & The Medicinal Pen - Baking In The Sun
John Raido & Friends - I Don't Mind
Bruce Piephoff - Rosalita (live @ Dotmatrix Project)
Hey Tiger - Say Nothing (acoustic)
Christian Beach - Baby's Back In Town
Pete Jager - Day and Night
The Raving Knaves - Black and White World
The Heshers - Cloud
Jim Testa - The WE Fest Song
Jonathan Andrew - I Am No Longer Important to You (live)
Keith Monacchio - Dynamite
Matt Colligan - A New Day (live @ BlowUpRadio.com)
Possum Jenkins - Burn These Leaves (live @ Dotmatrix Project)
Jason Didner - Salt and Sand
Brett Harris - Perpetual Motion
The Break Evens - Crime Spree
Rik Mercaldi - Sliding
Joe Whyte - It's A Shame
The Wigg Report - Good Times
Jon Caspi - Smile (live)
Colie Brice - Jersey Blues (remix)
Tony Tedesco - Shine On
Montagna & The Mouth To Mouth - Unabomber Blues
Decoration Ghost - Camera Bag And A Backpack (live @ Dotmatrix Project)
The Bronzed Chorus - hiding in the woods (live @ Dotmatrix Project)
The LawnDarts - Tell Me Why
Workday/Schoolnight - My Creation
The Successful Failures - Sinkhole
Project Tritium - Affectus Incognitus (live @ Dotmatrix Project)
Julian Peterson - Music Only We Can Hear
Kristen Leigh - Stouffer Chemical Company (live @ Dotmatrix Project)
Mimi Cross - Nitelite
The Wag - Setting Sun (alternate version)