The songs are by Phoenix's band Aleka's Attic. They will be released digitally on August 23, on what would have been the actor/musician's 50th birthday. That same day, a pre-sale will begin for a 10-inch vinyl version.
The songs are being released by LeftLaunch, the label run by Phoenix's sister (and Aleka's Attic bandmate) Rain. It's slated to be the final instalment in the "Launched Artist Digital Single Series," which is entirely made up of artists with a connection to Rain.
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LaunchLeft is honored to be the label releasing some of River Phoenix's music on his 50th birthday. Two previously unreleased Aleka's Attic songs will be available digitally August 23rd, 2020 and on the same day, the 10" vinyl pre-sale begins. In keeping with our concept of "famed creatives launching music rebels" you can also expect a new single from a launched artist every 2 weeks starting Mother's Day May 10th. Stayed tuned here as we reveal more about these artists in the coming weeks but first, we want to know how River influenced YOU! So share your story and don't forget to tag @LaunchLeft and use the hashtag #RiverPhoenix50. We look forward to sharing new music with you soon! River fan art by @kanonx09 . . . . . #RiverPhoenix50 #alekasattic #launchleft #artistshelpingartists #riverphoenix #launchedartists