Fader magazine’s daily blog points us to an interesting new sales tactic from NYC’s noisy-post-punk indie band The Walkmen. They made their new album, You & Me, available for sale at www.amiestreet.com and, for every record sold, $5 will be donated to the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The deal will be available for the next three weeks, before the album is officially released in stores on Aug. 19.
Maybe this is a way to make us all feel gut-wrenchingly guilty if we try to download You & Me online. What about those kids in the pediactric center looking straight out of that Jimmy Fund commercial that made us cry in the theater that one time? Think of the children!