Every week for the past 5 years the Cross-Pollination concert series at Pianos has brought together artists in the spirit of collaboration. If you’ve never seen one of these shows you’re really missing out. The shows feature 2 artists/bands every week performing sets of their own material before ending the evening with a one-time collaboration. You may remember Cross-Pollination: The Mixtape Vol. 1 from a few years ago; it featured exclusive content from several of the event’s participating artists, including some of my favorite NY-based singer-songwriters (including Matt Singer and Wakey!Wakey!) as well as a few more nationally recognizable names (My Brightest Diamond, Kevin Devine).
The good folks behind these weekly shows, as well as the Family Records/Liberated Matter partnership, have now graciously released a second free mixtape. Vol. 2 has been issued to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of Cross-Pollination and once again features an assortment of artists who have helped make the shows so memorable. Take this opportunity to discover some emerging NYC songwriting talent. Here’s the tracklist, the player, & the ZIP:
01. The Warbles - The Optometrist Song
02. Takka Takka - Silence (Son Lux Remix)
03. Alias Pail - Yo Sis!
04. Dinosaur Feathers - Know Your Own Strength
05. Dawn Landes ft. Project - I Hear Sounds
06. Jukebox The Ghost - Hold It In (Andrew Maury Remix)
07. Casey Shea - Oh Me, Oh My
08. Jaymay - Match.com
09. Lacrymosa - Weltschmerz (Smitten Song)
10. Pearl and the Beard - Oh, Death!
11. Julianna Barwick - Three Sisters
12. Twi the Humble Feather - Flight, Flight, Flight
13. Jay Mankind - Good Man
Click here for the ZIP