Various Artists – New Arrivals Vol. 3: Artists for Eating Disorders Awareness (2008, MPress)
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The MPress Records New Arrivals series has been bringing talented singer/songwriters together to help support charitable causes for several years, from hurricane relief to Artists Against Hunger & Poverty; for the recently released Vol. 3, the charitable focus has shifted to the National Eating Disorders Association, but the musical mix remains largely the same — which is a good thing. This installment in the series offers 19 tracks from an array of indie pop stars that includes Joy Askew, Adrienne Pierce, Stephen Kellogg & the Sixers, and Glen Phillips — artists who may not be household names, but whose work has appeared in film and on television series such as Veronica Mars, Grey’s Anatomy, and Army Wives.
The New Arrivals series is shepherded by MPress founder (and prolific musician in her own right) Rachael Sage, who has worked tirelessly to give back to the community with these albums, sending 100% of the proceeds to the charities in question and underwriting the New Arrivals tour that traveled across the country last fall. For 10 bucks, a compilation like this one really sells itself, so rather than bore you with unnecessary analysis, I’ll just have you take a look at the New Arrivals Vol. 3 electronic press kit (and direct you to the purchase link above, natch):