Many musicians have vocally supported the Occupy Wall Street movement, so it’s no surprise that so many of them are featured on Occupy This Album – “a compilation of music by, for and inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the 99%.”
The 99-track album, which comes out May 15, comprises mostly unreleased songs from artists like Jackson Browne, Ani DiFranc0, Crosby & Nash and Yo La Tengo.
Mogwai offers an unreleased track, “Earth Divison” — presumably a leftover from their recent EP of the same name or their LP Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will.
“Earth Division” isn’t your typical protest song. The six-minute post-rock epic has no words. The melody is driven by the piano, but the real heart of the song is in the chaos of distorted guitars. Somehow, perhaps without even trying to, Mogwai speaks directly to the Occupy movement with no words.
Occupy This Album is out May 15 on Music for Occupy/Razor & Tie. Check out the full 99-song tracklist and a five-song sampler, which includes Ani DiFranco, after the jump.