Published Dec 02, 2015Dine Alone Records is roping in a bunch of artists on its roster for a new project with a good cause. The Toronto-based label has just announced that it will be releasing a collection of lullabies, featuring reworked favourites from artists like City and Colour, Alexisonfire, Yukon Blonde, Arkells and Tokyo Police Club.
The 16-song set features popular tunes from the label's roster transformed into lullabies by Casey Cole of Sparrow Sleeps. The songs take on new lives as "soothing and beautifully haunting soundscapes" meant to be enjoyed by parents and children alike.
The album will be released digitally and on CD through Dine Alone on December 4, and 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to the SickKids Foundation — a cause close to label founder Joel Carriere's heart.
"When my first son Cole was born it was the most amazing day of my family's life," he explained in a statement. "A few short hours later, his health took a turn and we found ourselves thrown into a four-month, life-changing adventure at Mount Sinai Hospital and SickKids. We spent countless days and nights feeling helpless by Cole's bedside and lullabies seemed to be the only thing that kept us sane and got us through a difficult and exhausting time with our new son.
"I wanted to create a Dine Alone lullaby record in the hope that it may help others like it did for my family. SickKids was also such a huge support during this time so we wanted to give back to them in some meaningful way."
You can see the full list of songs that have been given baby-friendly makeovers below. Beyond that, you can hear the premiere of Cole's take on Alexisonfire's "Accidents." Kick back, relax and refrain from operating any heavy machinery as you give it a listen in the player below.
You can pre-order the album here.
Dine Alone Lullabies:
1. The Girl (City and Colour)
2. Operator (Vanessa Carlton)
3. Bye Bye Love (Jimmy Eat World)
4. Accidents (Alexisonfire)
5. Oh, The Boss Is Coming! (Arkells)
6. Bambi (Tokyo Police Club)
7. Young Leaves (Attack In Black)
8. I Don't Know (The Sheepdogs)
9. Stairway (Yukon Blonde)
10. Turn It Around (Lucius)
11. Class Historian (BRONCHO)
12. Robotic (Hannah Georgas)
13. Back To You (Twin Forks)
14. Sweet Mountain River (Monster Truck)
15. Don't Ever Tell Locke What He Can't Do (Moneen)
16. Dine Alone (Quicksand)