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Charity CD Timed to One-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy; 100% of Proceeds to Benefit Sandy Relief Organizations

‘New Arrivals Vol. 5: Artists For Hurricane Sandy Relief’ Gets October Digital Release on MPress Records, with Broader Distribution in Early 2014

Compilation Includes Strong Line-Up of Established and Emerging Artists, Including Paula Cole, Ari Hest, Rachael Sage, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Antigone Rising, Many More

MPress Records is proud to confirm the details of ‘New Arrivals Vol. 5: Artists For Hurricane Sandy Relief’ – a charity album timed to the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy. 100% of the proceeds from the 20-song compilation CD will benefit the following charitable organizations in several communities affected by Hurricane Sandy: The Red Hook Initiative (Brooklyn), Project Hospitality Staten Island Hurricane Relief Fund (Staten Island) and Graybeards (The Rockaways). For the first time ever, a NAV album features the contributions of several international artists, joining together to support this NY-centric cause.

The CD, which will get its MPress digital release in October, followed by a physical release in early 2014, showcases a strong line-up of established and emerging performers, and includes songs from Paula Cole, Ari Hest, Rachael Sage, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Antigone Rising, UK’s Polly Paulusma & Karima Francis and many more. A full track listing follows. The CD cover image (above) was donated by the archives of Pan Am Airlines.

More about the Sandy Relief Organizations, here:
1-The Red Hook Initiative ---
2-Project Hospitality Staten Island Hurricane Relief Fund --
3-Graybeards --

New Arrivals project founder and MPress Records flagship artist Rachael Sage knew immediately following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy that she wanted to help. In December 2012 she donated all of the proceeds from her widely-covered holiday show at Joe’s Pub in NYC to the same three organizations that will now benefit from this compilation. Having experienced Sandy first-hand, Sage recalls “I was without power and heat for five days and really had nowhere else to go so I just stuck it out. I was very lucky though to have only had such a minor inconvenience…All of us at MPress know so many people who were really hit hard by all of it, and who are still struggling.”

The New Arrivals charity compilation series continues to showcase both established and indie artists. Launched in 2006 by Sage, each CD has benefitted a different charity: Volume 1 benefitted Gulf Coast Hurricane Relief, Volume 2 benefitted World Hunger Year, Volume 3 benefitted NEDA (National Eating Disorder Association,) and Volume 4 benefitted The National Network For Youth. See coverage of past NAV releases, here:

NAV 5 Track Listing:
1. Ari Hest: The Winter Of Yes
2. Lucius: Turn It Around
3. Lucy Wainwright Roche: Seek & Hide (featuring Colin Meloy)
4. Phox: Slow Motion
5. Stephen Langstaff: Smile
6. Namoli Brennet: Iowa
7. A Fragile Tomorrow: A Long Time To Be Happy
8. Alex Wong: Are You Listening
9. Chad Elliott: Same Old Way
10. Rebecca Pronsky: Rise Up
11. Karima Francis: The Remedy
12. Polly Paulusma: Last Week
13. The Goods: So Far So Good
14. Eric Hunker: All These Little Loves
15. Alexis Babini: Good For A Bad Guy
16. Antigone Rising: That Was The Whisky
17. Parkington Sisters: September
18. Emma Dean: Phoebe (With Her Whole Heart)
19. Rachael Sage: Everything
20. Paula Cole: Life Goes On

NAV5 sponsors include: Blurt Magazine, M Music & Musicians Magazine, The Musician's Atlas, A To Z Media, Powderfinger Promotions and

More about MPress Records:

MPress Records, founded over a decade ago by singer/songwriter, producer and Independent Music Award Winner Rachael Sage, has released 10 of Sage's own albums and is also home to indie trailblazer and Billboard® Charting folk-rocker Melissa Ferrick, Grammy® nominee Seth Glier, and the New Arrivals Series. Artists who have appeared on prior volumes of New Arrivals – and who have appeared at MPress-produced showcases at CMJ and SXSW – include: Jill Sobule, Glen Phillips, The Kin, Stephen Kellogg, Jay Clifford, Mieka Pauley, Chris Pureka, Caleb Hawley, Katie Costello and Lelia Broussard. For more information including sponsorship opportunities, please visit:

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