Boston Marathon Relief Mixtape: Helping the Victims Move Beyond the Finish Line
The quickness with which the Boston music scene has assembled and gotten involved in efforts to benefit those impacted by the Boston Marathon tragedy has been incredibly inspiring. From Michael Marotta and Richard Bouchard’s valiant effort to coordinate a last minute benefit concert at TT the Bear’s Place, raising nearly $8,000 for Mass General Hospital, merely a day after the bombing, to this new 130 song compilation curated by Boston music blog Allston Pudding, the response has been fast and heartwarming. Parlour Bells was happy to provide music to this incredible compilation, which can be downloaded in its entirety for a donation of $1 or more. 100% of the proceeds go directly to The One Fund Boston, to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. It’s an incredible value to any music lover, and a great way to use art to aid in the healing. “Airwaves” was inspired by Boston radio, and our beautiful Copley Square, which has sadly become a somber memorial over the past few days, plays a prominent role in the lyrics. And some of the earliest Parlour Bells songwriting sessions took place in Glenn’s apartment in the same Back Bay neighborhood, where he lived for several years. Parlour Bells is honored the song can be used in this way.