By at 7:59 AM Thursday, June 30th 2011


Homme/Vedder/Strokes Collaboration Set For New Compilation

Live From Nowhere Near You, Music


Antiquiet has learned exclusively that a collaboration track between Eddie Vedder, Joshua Homme and The Strokes is to be included in a star-studded compilation album to benefit homeless youth.

The upcoming three disc compilation, entitled Live From Nowhere Near You, Vol II, arrives on July 19 and features unreleased, rare and new tracks from an exciting number of high-profile musicians. Listen below as Queens Of The Stone Age/Them Crooked Vultures frontman Homme joins the Strokes’ Fabrizio Moretti on drums on the Marvin Gaye classic Mercy Mercy Me, while Pearl Jam’s Vedder and Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas share vocals.

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As savvy fans are undoubtedly aware, Mercy Mercy Me was previously only available as a B-side to The Strokes’ single You Only Live Once. And while news of the track’s inclusion may not be the pinnacle of excitement, its context may very well get the blood pumping; Also included in the release will be new, unreleased and rare tracks from Modest Mouse, Daniel Johnston, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready of Pearl Jam, Bright Eyes, Corin Tucker, Elliott Smith, Joe Purdy, Woodie Guthrie, James Mercer of The Shins and many more.

The compilation has been compiled by Kevin Moyer and consists of collaborating street musicians, friends and professional musicians. The majority of the music was recorded in his attic and basement studios, donated spaces, live on the street and in alleyways or under bridges, with the purpose of the album being to tell the story of life on the streets and the roads leading to and from it.

The Volume Two effort is three CD combining for over 210 minutes of music. You can get the whole set right now at Greyday Records for only $15, which also includes a digital download version. Preordering is the only way to get all of the tracks on the release (there are a couple of big name artists that won’t appear on the digital only versions). Most of the compilation’s 64 tracks are exclusive to the album and cannot be found anywhere else.

All profits from this release will be donated to Outside In, a non-profit organization in Portland, OR focused on providing aid and counseling to homeless youth. Keep an eye on the organization’s Facebook page, where they will be releasing more details in the coming days. Antiquiet’s got another trick up our sleeve before the release of Live From Nowhere Near You Vol II – stay tuned for an exciting audio exclusive from the project.

Check out the full list of participating artists:

Aaron Trueb (Tango Alpha Tango)
Adrian McEldery
Aimee Nash (The Black Ryder)
Aja Kim
Albert Hammond Jr (The Strokes)
Alex Barwick
Anita Robinson (Viva Voce, Blue Giant)
Archi Read
Arion Salazaar (Third Eye Blind)
Benjamin Weikel (The Helio Sequence)
Bill MacBeath
Bob Graham Mild (The Upsidedown)
Brad Hargreaves (Third Eye Blind)
Brandon Summers (The Helio Sequence)
Brant Taylor (Pink Martini)
Brent DeBoer (The Dandy Warhols)
Brett Hartenbach
Brett Kron (The Upsidedown)
Brian Sage
Brian Winkle
Britt Daniel (Spoon)
Carlos Cortes
Carlos Guitarlos
Carlos Vamos
Catherine Kamei
Chris Ballew (The Presidents Of The United States Of America)
Chris Denham
Chris Frazier
Chris Friel (The Rockfords)
Chris Funk (The Decemberists, Blue Giant)
Christian Zammit
Christine Zieverink
Cole Peterson (Sweetwater)
Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes)
Corin Tucker (Sleater-Kinney)
Courtney Taylor Taylor (The Dandy Warhols)
Dan Reed (The Dan Reed Network)
Dan Wienstien
Dand Lee Strickland
Daniel Johnston
Dann Gallucci (Modest Mouse)
Danny Seim (Menomena, Lackthereof)
Danyel Smith
Dave Allen (Gang Of Four, Faux Hoax, Shriekback)
Dave Dederer (The Presidents Of The United States Of America)
David Black
David Brown
David Maverick
Dirk Wallace
DJ Sirround
E.L. James
Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam)
Elliott Smith
Erik McDowell
Evan Railton (Swords)
Evan Stroum
Fabrizio Moretti (The Strokes)
Freddie Thomas
Goldie Davich
Greg Montplaisir (Station Zero)
Greg Oden (The Portland Trailblazers)
Greg Snell
Imani Coppola
Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse)
James Mercer (The Shins)
Jason Adams (The Upsidedown, Pete International Airport)
Jason Finn (The Presidents Of The United States Of America)
Jay Bennett (Wilco)
Jeff Tweedy (Wilco)
Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse)
Jeremy “Jem” Cohen (The Ettes)
Jerry Carnathan
Jill Wilson
Jim Talstra
Jodi Huffman
Jody Linscott
Joe Berardi
Joe Purdy
Joe Whaley
Joey Morales (Top Jimmy, The Rhythm Pigs)
John Askew (Faux Hoax, Tracker, FILMguerrero)
John Doe (X)
John Moen (The Decemberists)
Jonathan Maron
Jordan White
Josh Brown (The Robots)
Joshua Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age, Them Crooked Vultures)
Julian Casablancas (The Strokes)
Kachina Dechert
Keith Schreiner (Dahlia, Suckapunch)
Kevin Moyer
Kevin Robinson (Viva Voce, Blue Giant)
Leah Shapiro (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Raveonettes)
Licky Noir
Lindsay “Coco” Hames (The Ettes)
Lindsay Buckland
Lisa Lengwenus
Logan Lynn
Marc Cappelle
Maria “Poni” Silver (The Ettes)
Matt Brown (The Robots)
Matt Moore (The Upsidedown)
Max Butler
Mic Crenshaw (Hungry Mob, Suckapunch)
Michael Childers
Mike McCready (Pearl Jam)
Mike Sweeney (Criteria, Bright Eyes)
Mike Watt (The Minutemen, Firehose, The Stooges)
Mirabai Carter-Trueb (Tango Alpha Tango)
Mr Ricky Maymi (BJM, The Imajinary Friends)
Nathan Jr. (Duover, M. Ward)
Nathan Trueb (Tango Alpha Tango)
Neal Clark (Station Zero)
Neil Gust (No. 2, Heatmiser)
Nicholas Crosa (Pink Martini)
Nick Valensi (The Strokes)
Nikolai Fraiture (The Strokes)
Otto Papasadero
Patrick Kempfer
Paul Cobb
Paul Immanuel Owens
Paul Lingas
Pete Droge
Pete Mazich
Pete Miser (The Five Fingers Of Funk)
Peter Hayes (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
Peter Holmstrom (The Dandy Warhols)
Phillip Dieter AKA Skeeter
Portland Street Elvis AKA John Schroeder
Rich Milock (Station Zero)
Robert Been (Black Rebel Motorcycle Club)
Rory Merrit Stitt
Ryan Adams
Ryan Bernstein
Sarah Jane (The Upside Down)
Scott Von Ryper (The Black Ryder)
Seth Lorinczi (The Golden Bears)
Shawn Smith (Brad, Satchel)
Stephan Jenkins (Third Eye Blind)
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) (Dead Prez)
Stone Gossard (Pearl Jam)
Street Freddie
Street Keith
Streetkid SkunkE,
Suzy Coté
Thomas Lauderdale (Pink Martini)
Tim Jensen (Pink Martini)
Tobin Herrera
Tom Fabre
Tristan Evans (The Upsidedown)
Tyler Coyle
Vince Meghrouni
Vini Miranda
Walker Beckman (Tango Alpha Tango)
Wally Hendrickson (Station Zero, The Hip Replacements, Sinus Rhythm)
Woodie Guthrie
Various anonymous street musicians and artists


Meanwhile, On The Internet...

  1. pupo says:

    wow! painful to say but…..Julian > Vedder on this one. And music’s top notch!

  2. Wim Schreuder says:

    Thank you Kevin Moyer for this good initiative. I hope that all downloaders from music files will buy the original cd.

  3. Ryan Dunns Singed Beard says:

    Great cover but this came out 5 years ago…zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    That and what’s with the exhaustive list? Why not just name the bands?

  4. Dr Doctor says:

    Yeah well if you read other websites you’ll see that the effort took 8 years to put together so this song was new when it was contributed. Would you throw out such a good song collaboration just because it was a vinyl B side already? And the exhaustive list of contributors is to put everyone on a level playing / promotion field… street musicians and professionals both. Plus it gives websites like this one new info to report as new specifics emerge, giving the charity effort that much more exposure.

  5. zoopster says:

    Okay, Why the fuck are those two frogs, and not Josh Homme, singing this song?? They butchered what was once a beautiful vocal melody. Don’t get me wrong, I’m an Eddie Vedder fan and I dig what Casablancas does with the Strokes, but Holy fucking shit that sounded bad. And with Josh having such an incredible voice, him doing the vocals would have elevated this from just ok to stellar. His croon was made for this song. Wasted opportunity. Tasty lead break though.

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