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Elijah Wood Album Available on Itunes

August 3, 2010 at 6:52 pm by xoanon  - 

“ELYSIUM” COMPILATION ALBUM CURATED BY ELIJAH WOOD AVAILABLE STARTING TODAY, EXCLUSIVELY IN THE ITUNES STORE

BENEFIT FOR THE ART OF ELYSIUM FEATURES EXCLUSIVE TRACKS FROM SONIC YOUTH, THE KILLS, WHITE DENIM AND MORE

Los Angeles, CA – Renowned actor Elijah Wood has curated a new compilation album, “Elysium,” available today exclusively on the iTunes store to benefit The Art of Elysium and its Music Programming, which brings music into the lives of hospitalized children. The album includes exclusive tracks from Sonic Youth, The Kills, White Denim and Earthless, among others, and also features tracks from Sleigh Bells, Sleepy Sun, Ty Segall, Black Mountain and more. Apple, the artists, and the labels will donate their proceeds to The Art of Elysium, which encourages actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. Go to www.elysiumsessions.org for more info.

“Elysium” track listing:
The Kills, “Tape Song” (exclusive)
Sonic Youth, “No Way” (exclusive)
White Denim, “Yo-Yo” (exclusive)
Malachai, “Hear It Comes” (exclusive)
Jeremy Jay, “Beautiful Dreamer” (exclusive)
Earthless, “Jull” (exclusive)
Sleigh Bells, “Infinity Guitars”
Sleepy Sun, “New Age”
Cave, “Made In Malaysia”
Oh No Ono, “Internet Warrior”
The Golden Dogs, “Permanent Record”
Ty Segall, “Caesar”
Balaclavas, “Up The Newel”
Grass Widow, “Rattled Call”
Stardeath & White Dwarfs, “New Heat”
Black Mountain, “Tyrants”
Wolf People, “October Fires”
Music Go Music, “Reach Out”
The Soft Pack, “Answer To Yourself”
Sweet Apple, “Do You Remember”

Wood serves on the committee for Elysium Sessions, an Artist Services program that recruits and supports Volunteer Musicians with promotional opportunities in exchange for their time spent sharing their talent and inspiration with hospitalized children, and this album is a natural outgrowth of that program.
Wood explained that for him this was both a creative endeavor and a philanthropic one. “I loved the idea of putting together musicians and songs in a creative way. And that it is a benefit for a charity I care so much about, makes it that much more meaningful.” Jennifer Howell, the founder of The Art of Elysium expressed deep gratitude for all Wood has done for the organization, “For years, Elijah has encouraged and supported The Art of Elysium. He has selflessly given his heart, his time and his talent to make life better for children in need.”

Widely regarded as one of the most gifted actors of his generation, Elijah Wood continues to challenge himself with roles in films spanning the spectrum of style and genre. Wood will next be seen in Galt Niederhoffer’s “The Romantics” opposite an all-star cast including Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel, Anna Paquin, Malin Ackerman and Adam Brody. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and will open in theatres on September 24, 2010. Wood’s film credits include Bryan Gunner Cole’s independent film “Day Zero,” George Miller’s animated film “Happy Feet,” Emilio Estevez’s “Bobby,” and Michel Gondry’s critically acclaimed “Eternal Sunshine of The Spotless Mind.” He made an indelible mark in the trilogy of films based on J.R.R. Tolkein’s “The Lord of the Rings” in the lead role of the hobbit, ‘Frodo Baggins.’ Wood recently started his own record label, Simian Records. The first band signed to the label is the indie rock band “Apples In Stereo.” Wood made his directorial debut on the music video for their song “Energy.” Wood also recently signed pop artist “Heloise and the Savoir Faire.”

The Art of Elysium is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization founded in 1997 which encourages actors, artists and musicians to voluntarily dedicate their time and talent to children who are battling serious medical conditions. They provide artistic workshops in the following disciplines: acting, art, comedy, fashion, music, radio, songwriting and creative writing. They work with numerous hospitals and hospices throughout Los Angeles.

For more information on The Art of Elysium please go to www.theartofelysium.org. For more information on Elysium Sessions, please go to www.elysiumsessions.org.

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