Yellow Bird Project

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Yellow Bird Project
Industry Retail
Founded 2006
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Area served
Worldwide and beyond
Key people
Founders: Casey Cohen, Matthew Stotland
Products Clothing, Books
Website www.yellowbirdproject.com

Yellow Bird Project (often abbreviated YBP) is a Montreal-based company that collaborates with indie bands to raise money for various charities. They approach indie bands, asking them to choose a charity and contribute an original t-shirt design. Their designs are then printed onto t-shirts and sold online through their website [1] to raise money for charities, each selected by bands. Some of the bands which they have collaborated with include Bloc Party, Broken Social Scene, Devendra Banhart and Of Montreal.[2]

Contributors[edit]

Publications[edit]

In 2009, Yellow Bird Project published The Indie Rock Coloring Book,[3] an illustrated tribute to indie rock bands, with a foreword written by Pierre de Reeder of Rilo Kiley.[4] They followed that up in 2011 with The Indie Rock Poster Book.[5] Both books (published by Chronicle Books) are intended to raise awareness for their initiative, its contributing musicians, and the charities which they support.

Music releases[edit]

Kristian Matsson, who performs under the moniker of The Tallest Man On Earth, wrote and recorded an original theme song for the Yellow Bird Project.[6] The song, "A Field Of Birds", is currently available as a free download from the YBP website.[7]

In December 2013, YBP released a 7" Christmas album, "Wishing for a Christmas Miracle with the Micah P. Hinson Family". The record includes covers of "Silent Night" and "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk This Christmas)", a song originally recorded by John Denver for his 1973 album Farewell Andromeda. All profits will benefit a children's home in Keller, Texas.[8]

Documentary film[edit]

YBP is currently producing a feature-length documentary[9] about Kathryn Calder of The New Pornographers and her mother's battle with ALS.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Charity T-Shirts: Bon Iver, The National, Of Montreal, Rilo Kiley, Bloc Party, The Shins". Yellow Bird Project. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  2. ^ Riley, Jack (2009-01-07). "Yellow Bird Project: Harnessing indie power to help those in need". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Hollands, Courtney (2009-11-10). "Color Me In". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2011-03-24. 
  5. ^ [2][dead link]
  6. ^ Walker, Tim (2011-06-03). "Yellow Bird Project: Walls of sound". The Independent. Retrieved 2011-06-19. 
  7. ^ "Theme Song". Yellow Bird Project. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  8. ^ Murray, Robin (2013-11-11). "Exclusive: Micah P. Hinson Christmas Project". Clash Music. Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  9. ^ Mike Devlin (2014-08-09). "Film to tell singer's life story - Entertainment". Times Colonist. Retrieved 2014-08-14. 
  10. ^ Fiona, Morrow (2013-04-07). "New Pornographer's Kathryn Calder Films Doc About Her Mom Dying of ALS". The Huffington Post B.C. Retrieved 2013-07-17. 

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