Friends in Bellwoods II Charity Comp Ropes in Final Fantasy, Rural Alberta Advantage, Ohbijou

<i>Friends in Bellwoods II</i> Charity Comp Ropes in Final Fantasy, Rural Alberta Advantage, Ohbijou

It's been two years since the Friends in Bellwoods compilation showcased some of Canada's fastest-rising indie rock acts, featuring rare, new and unreleased tracks from groups like Ohbijou, the D'Urbervilles, the Acorn and Kids on TV. Flash-forward to 2009 and record label Out of This Spark is getting ready to unleash the sequel, Friends in Bellwoods II, to the world next week.

When released on August 25, the 40-song double-album comp will feature a pile of fresh faces, as well as some familiar ones like Final Fantasy, Gentleman Reg, Great Lake Swimmers and Sebastien Grainger, with all proceeds from the album going to Toronto's Daily Bread Food Bank. A number of release parties in Toronto have also been scheduled throughout the end of August in celebration of the release.

You can catch part one of the official release show on August 28 at Lee's Palace, featuring performances from Ohbijou, Bocce, Forest City Lovers and Evening Hymns. This will be followed by an all-day show the following day on August 29 at Tranzac, where a plethora of bands like Tusks, the Acorn, Great Bloomers, Bruce Peninsula, the D'Urbervilles and Sebastien Grainger will hit the main stage for shortened sets of musical splendour. For all the party details click here

To give a little sneak peak at Friends in Bellwoods II, Exclaim! has Ohbijou's comp contribution "An Ode to an End" currently over in Click Hear. Seriously, check it out.

Friends in Bellwoods II:

Disc One:
1. Forest City Lovers - "Minneapolis"
2. Le Pigeon - "Freezing Rain"
3. Basia Bulat - "My Heart Is A Warning"
4. The Acorn - "Slippery When Wet"
5. Canadian Wildlife - "Winter's Moon"
6. Double Suicide - "Touch The Sun"
7. Great Bloomers - "Find My Way"
8. Lisa Bozikovic - "The Letting Go"
9. Bellewoods - "Kneel On The Apron"
10. Kate Rogers - "The Same Party"
11. Timber Timbre - "Water"
12. No Kids - "All That Heaven Allows"
13. Snailhouse - "Don't Go Anywhere"
14. Final Fantasy - "Red Sun" (Demo Version)
15. Sylvie Smith - "On Our Own"
16. Bruce Peninsula - "In Parallel"
17. Gentleman Reg - "For Trust"
18. Evening Hymns - "Cedars"
19. Kite Hill - "Tom Thumbtack"
20. The Bellwoods Crew - "Staten Island Waltz"

Disc Two:
1. The Dinghies - "The Right Honourable Stephen Harper"
2. Bocce - "Inspiration Bellwoods"
3. Kids On TV - "Poison"
4. Katie Stelmanis - "Believe Me"
5. The D'Urbervilles - "Magic Arrow"
6. Sebastien Grainger - "Home Is The Light"
7. Violence - "Living Off The Land"
8. Ohbijou - "An Ode To An End"
9. Great Lake Swimmers - "Send Me A Letter"
10. The Low Notes - "Glory Glory"
11. Snowblink - "When Pushed From A High Branch"
12. lice - "yggdrasil"
13. Emma McKenna - "Happiness"
14. Richard Laviolette - "Media Song"
15. The Adam Brown - "Joy Rider"
16. The Phonemes - "April, Let's Send His Colleagues An Email"
17. The Rural Alberta Advantage - "Rough And Tumble"
18. Tusks - "New To Old Money"
19. Hooded Fang - "Highway Steam"
20. The Wooden Sky - "My Old Ghosts"