When Chinese indie label Handshake Records witnessed the scene of disaster happened in Japan from Television, they were shocked and decide to launch a charity project for Japan, that is LIGHT FOR JAPAN. They write a long email to their bands like Exile Parade(UK), Tribes of the City(Latvia),Chochukmo(HonhKong),VidulgiOoyoO(SouthKorea),Nao(Malaysia),Colorblind(Swizerland),Hemlock Smith(Swizerland),Elika(US), Bottlesmoker(Indonesia) and Sparrow(China) about this, and they also invited their loved UK Manchester indie-rock band the Answering Machine, New York post punk band Dream Affair, Dream-Pop band Mad Planet, Korea math-rock band Apollo18, and good reputation electric band Lullatone from Japan to join in this compilation, all the bands are really happy to be involved it, and there are 16 bands come from different countries contributed their one song for this charity compilation. This is not a hypostatic CD, Handshake Records hope that the fans could buy it through Itunes, Amazon, emusic in worldwide, and Handshake Records will donate all the income to the Japan Red Cross foundation in aid for Japan, and publish the income on their official website www.handskr.com
. This Chinese indie label has a very cool motto that is ALL WE NEED IS LOVE. Handshake Records is the first indie label to launch this kind of compilation in China, what they are doing is the relection of their motto ALL WE NEED IS LOVE.
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