Manchester Orchestra Members Release Solo Tracks

Manchester Orchestra

As a part of the Fadeaway Records compilation, Fadeaway Records 10: Friends, members of the Atlanta-based band have released three solo tracks.

The three songs are performed by frontman Andy Hull, Robert McDowell and Chris Freeman. Hull’s “Back of Your Old Church” offers up a great representation of his comforting, breathy vocals reminiscent of his Right Away, Great Captain! days. McDowell, performing under the pseudonym “Gobotron,” brings the careful, edging “Walk Like A Dog,” beckoning thoughts of Simon and Garfunkel. Freeman, calling himself “Alaska” took the concept route with “A Teacher In The Sun,” taking the voice of a struggling teacher.

This is the first compilation from Fadeaway in over ten years and will also feature work by Kevin Devine, Brand New and many others. The album will be a benefit for cancer research, a cause close to Fadeaway founder Michael Dubin’s heart.

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Dubin explained the project’s backstory:

“I lost my father to pancreatic cancer in 2002. I wanted to put together a compilation and donate all of the proceeds to a cancer research charity in his memory. This compilation was a catalyst to reform Fadeaway Records as a not-for-profit label. Everything that we release will be for charity. We plan on doing a series of really cool, intimate benefit shows in the New York area to coincide with the release of this record,” Dubin said.

Fadeaway Records 10: Friends will be released February 25 and is available for pre-order on the Fadeaway Records website.

You can hear Manchester Orchestra’s solo tracks over at Rolling Stone.

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