YES! Music Picks: Spring 2011

Musical inspiration while putting out the Spring 2011 issue: Gasoline Rainbows, Dear Companion, and Tomorrow's Children.
Gasoline Rainbows cover

Dear Companion cover
Tomorrow's Children cover


Gasoline Rainbows

As the title suggests, this is a benefit for Gulf oil spill relief. Passion Pit, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, The National, Vampire Weekend, Damien Rice—a perky lineup of indie stars have given songs to the cause. Amy Kuney’s “Gasoline Rainbows” is a highlight. 

Dear Companion

Three indie musicians from Kentucky discovered they all shared the same demon—mountaintop removal. Cellist Ben Sollee, Daniel Martin Moore, and Yim Yames of My Morning Jacket tenderly explore their love for their home and draw attention to its plight. A portion of sales benefits the nonprofit Appalachian Voices.

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Tomorrow's Children

Folk granddaddy Pete Seeger plays and sings with the children in his hometown of Beacon, NY. Dar Williams lends her voice on “Solartopia.”