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Listen to Hometapes’ Never Ending Beginning compilation (feat. Philadelphia’s Oh! Pears and Ape School)

The Portland, OR-based label Hometapes (which put out Pattern Is Movement’s last record, 2008’s All Together) has just released the 21-track compilation album, Never Ending Beginning, via Bandcamp. The compilation features contributions from a couple of local artists, Oh! Pears and Ape School, in addition to a bunch of tracks from out-of-town acts.

The album is available on a pay-what-you-can basis. 100% of the proceeds collected benefit the Arkansas-based Heifer Project International.

From the label:

This year, we asked Hometapes’ family and friends to make a song for the holidays — whatever that meant to them. This is our third year doing this, and, undoubtedly, the most remarkable one yet. Over the past couple weeks, Adam and I have opened over twenty gifts: songs that push what it means to feel, and to feel Right Now. Not just those December vibes, but the experience of where we all are right this second: a world that’s somehow more infinite than it’s ever been. Maybe this has to do with our age (we’re getting older) or the nebulous nature of our geographic borders (thanks to the machine you are reading this on). Adjacent to the tools that enable us is the perspective we carry — and our lens is polished, daily, by these artists. And it has been for a decade. Before that, it was the music on the radio, the LPs in our parents’ record bin, the shows in that belvedere by the river that changed our lives, and the views out the tour van window. After this, as we swim through that dark pool between December 31 and January 1 (yeah, I see a dark pool), we’ll dry off, take a deep breath, and keep running.

You can listen to the compilation below; visit Bandcamp to purchase it.