Workhouse has joined the Occupy Wall Street Movement, banding together with producers Jason Samel, Maegan Hayward, Alex Emanuel and Shirley Menard to create the first OWS Benefit Album entitled Occupy This Album: A Compilation of Music By, For and Inspired by the Occupy Wall Street Movement and the 99%.
Workhouse describes the album as, "To be released this Spring, 2012, Occupy This Album contains songs from both iconic and emerging artists who have lent their voices and talents to the ever expanding project with more to come. Contributions include music from Crosby & Nash, Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Devo, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Thievery Corporation, MOGWAI, Third Eye Blind, Ladytron, Our Lady Peace, Immortal Technique, Rain Phoenix, Thee Oh Sees, Warren Haynes, Yo La Tengo, Lucinda Williams, The Guthrie Family, Toots and the Maytals, Loudon Wainwright III, Matt Pless, Richard Barone, Joseph Arthur, DJ Logic, and filmmaker/ activist Michael Moore are just a few who have provided a hit list of new anthems for the generations. Music with a mission, the release serves as a celebration that provides a musical voice and ultimately through record sales, financial support to fortify the movements continuation. All proceeds received from the sale of this work will go directly to the Occupy movement. Occupy Wall Street (OWS) is the people powered movement that began in the financial district of New York City on 17 September 2011 and has grown into a global occupation. The cause can now be found in 951 cities in 83 countries including Europe, North America, South America, Asia and Africa. For more information on Occupy This Album visit www.musicforoccupy.org."
Crosby & Nash, Yoko Ono, Debbie Harry, Devo, Wilie Nelson, Jackson Browne, Tom Morello, Michael Moore, Thievery Corporation, Immortal Technique, Joan Baez & James McMurtry & Steve Earle, MOGWAI, Warren Haynes, DJ Logic, Ladytron, Lucinda Williams, The Guthrie Family, Third Eye Blind, Toots and the Maytals, Yo La Tengo, Rain Phoenix, Our Lady Peace, Aeroplane Pageant, Chroma, Cosmonaut, Global Block, Harry Hayward, Jay Samel, Jennie Arnau, Joel Rafael, Lloyd Cole, Matt Pless, Mike + Ruthy, Mike Rimbaud, My Pet Dragon, Mystic Bowie, Stephan Said, Tao Seeger, Taj Weekes, Thee Oh Sees, Julie B. Bonnie, Ace Reporter, Black Dragon, Joseph Arthur, Loudon Wainwright III, Danger Field, Richard Barone, Ronny Elliot, Los Cintron, The Middle Eight, Dylan Chambers, Alex Emanuel, Junkyard Empire.