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27 March 2011

News: More Details for "Rock Back for Japan" Compilations Revealed.

Almost immediately after the recent disaster in Japan, When The Sun Hits began to hear rumblings amid the shoegaze community about what we could do to help. The outpouring of ideas and compassion was unbelievable, and Tom Lugo, a musician of note himself, as well as the President of Patetico Recordings, had the brilliant idea to create a shoegaze/bliss pop/psychedelia-based compilation disc, from which the profits would contribute to a disaster relief fund for Japan. What was originally a one disc compilation has now grown to 6 (yes SIX) volumes - a mega compilation entitled Rock Back for Japan - of various artists, because so many bands wanted to be involved. That, in itself, is something to be proud of. Our musical community has really reached out with the tools that we have to help, and we are proud of all of the contributors, supporters, and a special thank you to Tom Lugo, who, with a little help from his friends, orchestrated it all.

Patetico Recordings will be releasing the Rock Back for Japan - Disaster Relief Fund compilation series over the next couple of weeks via digital download, and soon after, hard copies will be available for purchase through Amazon.

You can (and should) become a member of Patetico's website for updates as they become available. This is a cause worth supporting, and after you catch a glimpse of the track lists, you'll be lusting after the comps. Top notch.

Thus far, this is the information we have regarding the compilations and artists involved. Our hearts our with you, Japan.

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 1

01. Purple Bloom. Kisses bloomed
02. Apple Orchard. Half steps towards bright skies
03. SPC ECO. Silo Too High
04. Tahaki Miyaki. Something is better than nothing
05. Insect Guide. (?)
06. Black Swan Lane. Age end
07. Un.Real. Angel 75
08. Spotlight Kid. All is real
09. Tally Ho! Rainbow
10. Counterfeit i. Atlantis
11. Panophonic. Disappear into the night
12. Spell 336. Silence
13. Orangenoise. Trust
14. The DeFog. A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 2

01. Stellarium. Chocolate & Strawberry
02. Absence of Ocean. Open Heart (Open Fire)
03. Hemming. Swinging at Ghosts
04. Slowness. Slowboat
05. Dead Leaf Echo. Baby Eyes
06. The Ludvico Treatment. Enter secondary character
07. Wavvement. The Girl in the Denim Vest
08. Anthing+After. Disconnected
09. The Bavarian Druglords. WorldofSound
10. Ten Pound Troy. Unchained
11. Boy Party. July
12. Pilot Cloud. Meridian
13. Short to the Ground. No Time
14. This Scarlet Mourning. Shine

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 3

01.Ceremony. Control
02.Golden Gardens. The High Priestess 2
03.Bosques. Dorstein Rejse
04.Oblisk. Around the sound
05.Stone Darling. All I wanna Do
06.Resplandor. Twilight
07.Ludwyg. Phantom
08.Dirty Pulp Theatre. Excessive Noise
09. Hope. Wolfredt
10.After Sun. Walking Through This Door Again
11.Wavefield. Automatic Electronic Machines
12.Neorev. The Stars Above Us
13.Jesus Deluxe. No Middle Ground
14.Sway. Thirty Seven Miles Beside the Ocean

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 4

01.Plumerai. Empty Graves
02.Leaving Richmod. Your personal infinity
03.Jazzblaster. Dream
04.93millionmilesfromearth. Sorrow Song
05.Anne. Perfect teeth
06.The Psychocandies. High Love
07.Periscope. Freak Beat
08.Music For Headphones. Life inside a parka
09.Anji Cheung. Vessel of the Earth
10.Last Remaining Pinnacles. Students of V.U.
11.Phantom Vibrations. Burlington
12.Bloody Knives. Let me out
13.The Sunshine Factory. Sugar Sister
14. Chatham Rise. Air Feat (Featuring EJ Hagen)

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 5

01.Screen Vinyl Image. Too much speed
02.Tone Rodent. These Blues
03.Deep Cut. Decision
04.The Tweeds. Christmas Time
05.Victorie & Hyde. Fire we were
06.Presents for Sally. Three
07. SER.ES. Satélite
08. The Hope Slide. The Survivor
09. The High Violets. The Orchard
10.Whirl. Leave
11. FRACTAL. Niña Flor
12.Westkust. Falling through the floor
13.The Telewire. Silence
14. Stellarscope. You always know

Rock Back for Japan Vol. 6 (Still waiting on some tracks)

01.The Lost Patrol. Justine
02.Niels Nielson. Step Aside!
03.Isabela Music Club. What were you thinking?
04.Thrushes. Crystals
05.Elika. Seam
06.Patrik Torsson. Summary
07.The Second Floor. More science than soul
08.Mechanism for People. The taste of a sweet life
09.Starry Saints. The Long Fade
10.Her Vanished Grace. Blue
11.Ill-iteracy. Inside ya mind
12.C’est la Mort. Paper Ships
13.One Unique Signal. Bishops