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Mar022012

CASH Music releases exclusive tracks from Elliott Smith, Deerhunter, & others

CASH Music

Open software project CASH Music has a few musical aces up its sleeves for its Kickstarter. Run by Jesse Von Doom Kill Rock Stars’ Maggie Vail, CASH Music is trying to give musicians free tools to easily market their music online. The Portland non-profit is offering up a pretty exciting digital compilation for those who donate on Kickstarter.

The 60-track compilation includes new tracks, live audio, outtakes, and rarities from a variety of musicians. Among the most intriguing are previously unreleased takes of Elliott Smith’s “Needle in the Hay” and Deerhunter’s “Grayscale”. There are also previously unavailable songs from Night Marchers, Throwing Muses, Hungry Ghost, Hurry Up, and others. The compilation also features rare tracks from the likes of Andrew Bird, Xiu Xiu, the Thermals the National, and Coasting.

The compilation will be available for donations of $10 or more through March 9. As of today, March 2, CASH Music has already raised over $45,000, which is 150% of its original $30,000 goal.