We have been told that an old 1996 era Modest Mouse track will be featured on an upcoming three disc compilation entitled "Live From Nowhere Near You Vol II" coming out July 19.
The compilation has been compiled by Kevin Moyer and consists of collaborating street musicians, friends and professional musicians. The majority of the music recorded in his attic and basement studios, donated spaces, live on the street, and in alleyways or under bridges. With the purpose of the album being to tell the story of life on the streets and the roads leading to and from there.
All profits from this release will be donated to Outside In, a non-profit organization in Portland, OR focused on providing aid and counseling to homeless youth.
Kevin has managed to assemble an impressive array of artists to support this cause, alongside Modest Mouse, the likes of Pearl Jam, James Mercer, Elliot Smith, The Strokes, Corin Tucker, Bright Eyes, and many more.
To keep the media interested, they will be releasing the track list bit by bit over the next few weeks. Right now, all we know about the Modest Mouse track is that it is circa 1996 and that while it is not unknown, it is unreleased. It is speculated that the track could be something off Uncle Bunny Faces', as there was talk back in 2009/2010 of a track being wanted for a compilation album. Keep an eye on their Facebook page, where they will be releasing more details in the coming days, and of course we will keep you updated with any information as we receive it.
Right now, the album is available for pre-order through Greyday Records' website for $15. Canadians (and maybe others) please note, there seems to be a problem with the shipping options, as only express options are available. We're informed they will be looked into, so maybe hold off until then.