LA-based record label Dune Altar’s first charitable compilation will help bring awareness to the mental health conditions plaguing 44 million Americans today, and so many more worldwide. Inspired by Adrian Borland, front man of The Sound and brilliant artist who suffered from schizoaffective disorder and severe depression, ‘Do You Feel That Way Too? A Tribute to The Sound’ was created by a collective of 16 artists who have all been touched and inspired by the music of The Sound.
Released today (June 17, 2020), the album features various artists including Actors, INVSN, Creux Lies, Ancestors, Topographies, and more covering the spectacularly overlooked UK post-punk band. Listen to Actors’ cover of Mining for Heart via SoundCloud below.
As an underrated yet tremendously influential 1980’s UK band, The Sound was seldom acknowledged by and has long since been forgotten by the mainstream. The story of The Sound has been inextricably linked to mental health, a connection that was solidified with Adrian Borland’s suicide in 1999. In honour of this cause, Dune Altar has partnered with Painted Brain, a Los Angeles non-profit organization, providing art and community-based solutions to mental health challenges. All proceeds from the album will be donated to Painted Brain to put toward their various programs. If you purchase the album it will also includes an extensive digital booklet featuring unseen photos, brand new interviews, mental health statistics, additional resources and more.
‘Do You Feel That Way Too? A Tribute to The Sound’ track listing
- Actors – Mining for Heart
- Creux Lies – Contact the Fact
- Ancestors – Dreams Then Plans
- Brass Box – One Thousand Reasons
- Mode Moderne – Barria Alta
- Intimatchine – I Can’t Escape Myself
- Salo – Heartland
- Thief – Desire
- Sonoda – Night vs Day
- Ammo – Total Recall
- Topographies – Hour of Need
- YOU. – Hothouse
- Collapsing Scenery – Where the Love Is
- Over – Golden Soldiers
- INVSN – Monument
- Zara Glaze & Kai Tak – Prove Me Wrong
In conjunction with the album release, Dune Altar is hosting a raffle through Sept. 1, 2020 for a chance to win one of two beautiful guitars kindly donated by Fender. Each $10 donation will receive one raffle ticket, with all proceeds benefiting Painted Brain.
Pre-order the full-length album here. Enter the charity raffle here.
For more information, please visit https://dunealtar.bandcamp.com/.