The Walkmen Donating Album Sales to Sloan-Kettering

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 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.

The band made the announcement on their website, where you can listen to some of their music, or, there’s always MySpace.

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! The Walkmen Donating Album Sales to Sloan-Kettering