Envy Release Charity Single for Japan Relief

Envy Release Charity Single for Japan Relief
From the Beach Boys to Fleet Foxes to Lady Gaga, a lot of artists got together this year to raise funds for Japan following last March's devastating earthquake and tsunami disasters, but there's always room for more goodheartedness. So it's welcomed news that Japanese post-hardcore/rock act Envy have released the new charity single "As Serenity Calls Your Name."

A press release confirms that the long-running act's new tune is a "seven-minute Envy burner" and all proceeds from the track, available for .99 cents here on iTunes, will go towards helping rebuild the country.  

"It will take years -- likely decades, even -- to rebuild the affected areas," the statement sorrowfully explains. 

Envy tout delivering the song -- released overseas in the summer but recently launched in North America via Temporary Residence -- as digital-only, eliminating overhead costs to ensure everything goes to the relief effort. You can sample the charity track below.

Envy's last record was 2010's Recitation.