Takes a lot of work to run a recording studio, and no we don’t mean your m-box and laptop. The Compound Studio has recorded some of the best Long Beach has to offer, but like all of us are in some debt. Here is what they had to say about the situation:

“Save Our Studio!

A battle cry, and these warriors stepped forward. Like so many studios The Compound has been digging deep into debt for a few years now and we had considered closing the doors for good. Until word got around and we brainstormed the idea of creating a compilation record to raise funds and raise awareness. The response has been overwhelming, leaving us truly humbled.

The outpouring of love and generosity has been like a wave of sonic rain drenching us with a new faith in our community and ourselves. Our thanks to everyone involved in taking this project from seed to structure (a pdf booklet is included with download for credit-where-credit-is-due).

We are offering this double-disc-full of tracks at a minimum price of $11.99. As this is a benefit record you are welcome to donate more if you are able, every little bit helps.

Live Out Loud,

To help the studio stay open they have released an amazing compilation of local artist that they are selling on their Bandcamp for just $12! You won’t find a better mix of local artists that will rock your socks off! In support they will also be holding an intimate in-store showcase featuring artists from the album at Fingerprints music this Saturday, June 2nd. Here is the lineup:

7:00 CPO
7:30 Avi Buffalo
8:00 Free Moral Agents
8:30 Chris Lizotte
9:00 Marc Ford and the Neptune Blues Club
Hosted by Zach Malner

Jameson – It’s Gone
Jay Buchanan – Rose In Your Teeth     
Jusso feat. Molly Glynn – Cold Moon
Neal Casal – Everything Is Moving
Free Moral Agents – Graphical
Phantom Limb – Prisoner
The Wildbunch – I’m A Hurricane
Avi Buffalo – The New Old One
Dumb Love – Breaks You         
Krista Polvere – Jack and Me
Crystal Antlers – Don’t Blame Me         
Matt Death & The New Intellectuals – Peace Might Come
Jonny Burke – Chloe
Mike McCready and Friends – Fall Down
CPO and The Saps – Firecracker     
Chris Lizotte – Foreigners In This Land     
Mike Watt and The Black Gang – 30 Days In The Hole
Elijah Ford – Lately 0
Marc Ford and friends – The Same Coming Up
The Steepwater Band feat. Marc Ford – Two Mules and A Rainbow
MODE – Mosquito On The Rat
Jackson – Midnight Ballerina
Mike Malone and Friends – Just Passing Through
Elderly Rock Opera – You Got To Get Up
Jefferson Steelflex and his Neptune Society – Arkansas Gas Card
Josh Freese – A Whole Lotta Loops

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About the Author

Shea Newkirk

Executive Editor, Long Beach Independent

Shea has been involved in the Long Beach music scene since 2003 helping to promote unsigned, independent bands and musicians through various media including photos, video, event production, and marketing. Founder of LongBeachIndependent.com and Folk Revival Festival as well as a musician with over 15 years experience, Shea has a great ear for finding the best independent music coming out of the local Long Beach music scene.

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