Mark Kozelek, Marissa Nadler, & more on 826 Valencia benefit album

A slew of indie-rock artists led by Mark Kozelek, Marissa Nadler, and Maps and Atlases have teamed up with 826 Valencia, to create You Be My Heart, a benefit album of songs entirely written by 826 Valencia volunteer Devon Reed. Reed, who tells me his musical performance résumé consists primarily of "occasional busking on the streets of San Francisco for $2 an hour," had taken on a similar project several years ago with the soundtrack for his film The Bigtop. With the help of "lots of emails," Reed pulled together an impressive roster of artists he enjoys, let them choose [...]

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