Including a Devo cover by The Body.
Louisiana metal greats Thou have teamed with Chicago label Thrill Jockey for Many Waters: Baton Rouge Flood Relief 2017, a charity compilation to raise money for Baton Rouge food banks in the wake of last year’s severe floods.
Many Waters includes 33 tracks by 33 artists with all proceeds going to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. Although it emphasizes metal, it includes artists working outside the genre and covers of non-metal tracks. Thou perform Neil Young’s ‘Don’t Let It Bring You Down’ and The Body rejoin former album collaborators Full of Hell to play Devo’s ‘Gates Of Steel’.
“I was thrilled to have so many local Louisiana bands on the compilation. All of those bands come from the same DIY community based background. Punk, pop, metal, whatever,” said Thou drummer Josh Nee in a statement with the release. “They represent all kinds of music, but they all come from a similar, supportive culture.”
In addition to highlighting locally based artists, the release includes contributions from Aaron Turner’s post-metal trio SUMAC, Santa Fe’s Old Man Gloom, New England noise rockers Sandworm and Empty Vessel and a solo track by Mike Scheidt of doom metal legends YOB.