The project was started by Music for Relief, who is working alongside United Nations Foundation, Habitat for Humanity and the Dave Matthews Band's BAMA Works to provide food, water, medical supplies and sustainable housing for those affected by the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Mike Shinoda and Enrique Iglesias promoted the compilation on Larry King Live. The compilation has raised around $270,000 with 115,000 downloads.
The album consists of various genres, but mainly it includes synth rock. There are few songs which have a alternative touch in it. Songs like "Typical Situation", "Times Like These" and "Gargoyle" are live versions of the original songs, and songs like "The Wind Blows", "Slipstream" and "Gold Guns Girls" are remixes by artists Skrillex and Shinoda.