Madi Diaz Appears on Grandstand Media’s Politically Charged Compilation Album “Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy”

Madi Diaz is hoping to bring a little light to the darkness surrounding this year’s dark political climate…

In the wake of this year’s highly charged first presidential debate, Grandstand Media has announced the second edition of the fittingly titled compilation album, Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, featuring the 34-year-old half-Peruvian American singer-songwriter.

The 77-track album is made up of never-before-heard new songs, covers, remixes, live versions and unreleased demos from artists like Pearl Jam, David Byrne, Yoko Ono, Mark Ronson, Cold War Kids, John Prine, Shakey Graves, Margo Price, My Morning Jacket, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, Flume and many more.

Diaz performs a cover of the iconic classic American western folk song “Home On The Range.” Dr. Brewster M. Higley of Smith County, Kansas, wrote the lyrics in the poem “My Western Home” in 1872.

Indie pop band The Marías, composed of Puerto Rican lead singer María Zardoya and Los Angeles drummer Josh Conway, also appear on the album. The Marias perform “Hold It Together (Demo)” on the album.

Chicano Batman appears on the album, singing “Invisible People (Live).” The Latino band, composed of Eduardo Arenas, Carlos Arévalo, Bardo Martinez and Gabriel Villa.

Mexico City-based Mexican Institute of Sound also appears on the album. The electronic music project performs “La Cura” on the album.

All the net proceeds from the album’s sales will go to Voting Rights Lab, a nonpartisan organization which fights for voting rights through state advocacy, policy, and legislative expertise. The organization works with others across the country to secure, protect and defend American voting rights.

Additionally, limited edition signed poster by Sofia Coppola will be sold to benefit Voting Rights Lab as well. See it here.

Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy will be available for only 24 hours via Bandcamp, starting at 12:01 a.m. ET Friday (Oct. 2) as part of their Bandcamp Fridays initiative.

See the full track list below.

  1. David Byrne – People Tell Me
    2. Pearl Jam – Get It Back
    3. Little Dragon – Night Shift
    4. The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes (Live from Berkeley, CA 2013)
    5. Cold War Kids – Almost A Crime6. Black Pumas – Colors (Live)
    7. Mark Ronson & Ilsey Juber – No Time To Die (Bond Demo)
    8. Guided By Voices – Game Of Pricks (Live from the Teragram Ballroom, LA on 12/31/19)
    9. Phoenix – No Woman (Whitney Cover)
    10. Yola – To Be Young, Gifted and Black (Song: Nina Simone,  Arrangement: Aretha Franklin)
    11. Ciggy Black – Flypaper
    12. Arcade Fire feat. David Byrne – This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) [Talking Heads Cover, Live]
    13. Nilüfer Yanya – Day 7.5093
    14. Hippo Campus – No Poms (Live From First Ave)
    15. YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND – There’s No Goodbye Between Us (Remix by Deakin of Animal Collective)
    16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Criminals (Atlas Sound Cover)
    17. The Harlem Gospel Travelers – Keep On Praying
    18. Perfume Genius – Jory (Demo)
    19. Feist – Human Touch (Nina Simone Cover)
    20. Jack Johnson – My Mind’s For Sale (Live in Lake Tahoe, NV 2017)
    21. Phantogram – You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker Cover)
    22. Big Boi and Sleepy Brown – We The Ones, ft. Killer Mike and Big Rube (Organized Noize Remix)
    23. Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix (Live from Lollapalooza 2019)
    24. Alex Ebert – No Jokes Left
    25. John Prine – Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore (Live) feat. Margo Price, Jeremy Ivey, and Kenneth Pattengale
    26. Courtney Marie Andrews, Liz Cooper and Molly Sarlé – America (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)
    27. Jenny Lewis – Callaloo
    28. NNAMDÏ feat. Lala Lala – Dislocate
    29. !!! – Feels Good
    30. PUP – Edmonton
    31. Beach Bunny – Dream Boy (Live)
    32. Madi Diaz – Home On The Range
    33. Sturgill Simpson – All Around You – Live From The Ryman – 100% Grass Fed
    34. Shakey Graves – Good Listener
    35. Bob Mould Band – In A Free Land (Live in Seattle, WA 2019)
    36. Andrew Bird – Tables and Chairs
    37. Caleb Giles – Focus
    38. The Marías – Hold It Together (Demo)
    39. The War On Drugs – Eyes To The Wind (Live)
    40. Aimee Mann – Batten Down
    41. Chicano Batman – Invisible People (Live)
    42. Buzzy Lee – Cinderblock
    43. Fleet Foxes – Drops In The River (Live From The Ryman)
    44. Charly Bliss – Ohio (Demo)
    45. The Gossip – Room For You (Demo)
    46. KHEMIST – 40oz of Freedom
    47. The Dip – Friday Mixer
    48. Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell – Wish In Vain
    49. Margo Price – Devil’s In The Details
    50. My Morning Jacket – Big Decisions (Jim’s Demo)
    51. Old 97’s – Southern Girls (Cheap Trick Cover)
    52. Colin Meloy – Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)
    53. Matt and Kim – Let’s Go (Acoustic)
    54. Songhoy Blues Feat. FOKN Bois – Don’t FOKN Worry
    55. Wolf Parade – ATA
    56. Tunde Adebimpe (Of TV on the Radio) – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)
    57. Stone Gossard – Near
    58. Dan Deacon – Rally Banner
    59. Girlpool – Babygirl and Mental
    60. Calexico – All Systems Red (Live in Tucson, AZ 2005)
    61. MUNA – Walk On Water (Toyin’s Song)
    62. Nada Surf – Stories Going ‘Round
    63. Surfer Blood – New Direction
    64. illuminati hotties – content//bedtime / superiority complex (big noise) (Live at BetaWave)
    65. Mexican Institute Of Sound – La Cura
    66. Marginal Prophets – What The Man Don’t Know (Won’t Hurt Him)
    67. MICHELLE – Sunrise (Remix)
    68. Whitney – Valleys (My Love) (Live from SPACE)
    69. Bright Eyes – Pan and Broom (Demo)
    70. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Fooled Around and Fell In Love (Elvin Bishop Cover, Live)
    71. Bedouine – Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers Cover)
    72. RHYE – Hymn (Becky and the Birds Remix)
    73. Faye Webster – Vanishing Twin (Blake Mills Cover)
    74. Deaf Charlie – Something Real
    75. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Chosen
    76. Nick Hakim – QADIR – Extended
    77. Flume x Toro y Moi – The Difference (slowboi version)

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