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Black Belt Eagle Scout

Today is Mental Health Action Day. And Black Belt Eagle Scout, the recording project of Portland musician Katherine Paul, has covered Grouper’s Dragging A Dead Deer Up A Hill highlight “Heavy Water / I’d Rather Be Sleeping” for Sounds Of Saving and the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline‘s Song That Found Me At The Right Time project. “Listening to this song helped me many times sing through my feelings and find calmness and soothing, just like the sound of the song,” Paul explains, adding:

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French Canadian artist Geneviève Castrée, who released some great music under the names Ô Paon and Woelv, died of pancreatic cancer in 2016, just a year after giving birth to her first daughter with husband Phil Elverum. Elverum went on to release powerful Mount Eerie albums like A Crow Looked At Me and Now Only memorializing Castrée and his grief over her loss. And now Castrée is being remembered with Ô, a tribute compilation on which friends, collaborators, and admirers including Elverum, Thou, Black Belt Eagle Scout, Karl Blau, and Nicholas Krgovich pay their respects to Castrée and her music by covering Ô Paon songs. Stream it below.

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Singer-songwriter Jordan Moser and his label Keeled Scales have put together To The People Of The Land: Carrizo/Comecrudo Solidarity Compilation, a new 31-track compilation to benefit the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas (the Estok’Gna). The collection, available for 30 days starting Friday, will feature previously unreleased songs from Big Thief, Molly Burch, Sharon Van Etten, Black…

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