In an effort to sustain awareness of the recent devastation in Japan, The Rentals have teamed up with the American Red Cross (Los Angeles Region) and Ernest Jenning Record Co. to release Resilience. In times of pain, music has the power to bring relief, and hopefully Resilience is an album that will inspire hope and strength to its listeners.
The album was originally recorded as part of Songs About Time, a jumbo project that brought together countless artists who wanted to create a mix of photography, film and music. It was originally titled Tokyo Blues, but it was changed to Resilience, and fittingly so. The album includes 18 orchestral compositions written and performed by Lauren Chipman and Matt Sharp (former bassist and original founding member of Weezer), and features music from Dalila Carmo, Danielle Belen, Emilie Simon and many others.
The album is now available for purchase on iTunes. It will be released in stores May 3. All profits from the sale of Resilience will go directly to the disaster relief efforts in Japan.