Thursday, February 21, 2008

Eyeball Records Announces Eyeball Awareness Volume 2 + US Tour!

Eyeball Records
Announces Eyeball Awareness Volume 2: A Benefit for Invisible Children + US Tour featuring Kiss Kiss, Baumer, and Tiger Lou!

"A movement like Invisible Children is long overdue. It's easy to get amped about the rights of people capable of expressing their grief and anguish, but children who have no comparison to reference and whose lives have been exploited since birth, have no idea that their lives can experience peace and hope. They may not even know what these words mean. A concerned media is the only way to broadcast the voices of those who cannot articulate their own suffering. War has always greatly affected the children of the world, but nothing short of shameful cowardice would allow those children to be manning the battlefields themselves. It's hard to imagine that high profile media marketing is saving lives- but the numbers don't lie, and the least we can do is be as strong a part of it as we can." - Baumer

In an attempt to raise awareness of real-life issues facing the global community within the smaller close knit music community, Eyeball Records has embarked on a unique outreach campaign. Pairing some of the most ambitious and courageous charities with their recording artists, Eyeball Records is using its ability to reach core groups of socially conscientious youth to launch Eyeball Awareness.

Currently, the New Jersey based indie label has teamed up with Invisible Children, a non-profit organization working to bring children in Uganda out of a life of child soldiering and into a life of education. Invisible Children has been able to spread their message through the production and sale of a series of documentaries and short-length vignettes. The grassroots organization’s founding documentary has been seen by millions of individuals across the country and has started a humanitarian movement with over 400,000 Facebook supporters and 130,000 MySpace friends.

Thanks to the help of these committed supporters, Invisible Children is currently supporting 600 Ugandan children through educational scholarships and mentorships and is employing over 200 individuals in the region through their Bracelet Campaign.

Available for the first time on March 4th, the compilation will be supported by a US Tour to SXSW featuring Eyeball Recording Artists KISS KISS, TIGER LOU, BAUMER, and POMPEII (full dates coming soon), coalescing at this year's Eyeball Records SXSW Showcase, Saturday March 15th @ Spiro's in Austin, TX.

Eyeball Awareness Volume 2 Tracklist:
click to download!

01. Man Without Wax - "Kansas City Shuffle"
from the forthcoming album Anchor

02. Tiger Lou - "The Loyal"
from the forthcoming album The Loyal

03. E For Explosion - "I Explode"
from the forthcoming album Reinvent The Heartbeat

04. Baumer - "Make Way For The King"
from the forthcoming album Were It Not For You

05. Wolftron - "Sugar Skulls"
from the forthcoming album Flesh & Fears

06. Sleep Station - "Anna"
from The Pride Of Chester James

07. Jettie - "The Sky Over Santa Rosa"
from Kites For Charity

Enhanced Video:
The Number Twelve Looks Like You - "Grandfather"
from Mongrel

Eyeball Awareness Tourdates!
(featuring Kiss Kiss * Baumer * Tiger Lou)

March 4 - NYC @ Crash Mansion
March 5 - Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint
March 6 - Philadelphia, PA @ Circle of Hope
March 7 - Myrtle Beach, SC @ Soundgarden
March 9 - TBA North Carolina / South Carolina
March 10 - Athens, GA @ Tasty World
March 11 - Birmingham, AL @ The Nick
March 12 - Little Rock, AR TBA
March 13 - SXSW
March 14 - SXSW
March 15- SXSW - Eyeball Records Showcase @ Spiro's

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