April 10, 2007 (New York, NY) :: Family Records, a division of Liberated Matter, announced today the release of its second record, Cross-Pollination: The Mixtape Vol. 1, featuring free, exclusive downloads from several of New York City's most buzz-worthy musicians including My Brightest Diamond, Jeffrey Lewis, Kevin Devine, The Undisputed Heavyweights, Wakey!Wakey!, The Bloodsugars and Minneapolis' Cloud Cult. The free, downloadable tracks are available Monday April 16th here.

Mixtape Vol. 1 was compiled to celebrate Cross-Pollination, a weekly concert series that brings together some of the most incredibly, and at times, undiscovered raw talent from across the country. Giving musicians the opportunity to stretch creatively with other like-minds, the premise of Cross-Pollination is simple. Every Tuesday evening at Pianos (158 Ludlow Street, NYC) two artists are invited to play together. Both of them play a solo 40-minute set followed by a 3 song pre-rehearsed collaborative set. Now in its third year, Cross-Pollination has brought together nearly 250 acts via 136 shows.

Read more here and check the schedule of upcoming performers.

Download Full Album + Booklet As 1 Zip-file HERE or HERE, High Quality 256kbs
Download Individual Tracks Below (click on "MP3"), High Quality 256kbs
Download Digital PDF Booklet HERE
Download Lo-Res JPG of Cover HERE

01. MY BRIGHTEST DIAMOND - Hi, Remember Me? (MP3)
02. KEVIN DEVINE - You'll Only End Up Joining Them (Acoustic) (MP3)
03. WAKEY!WAKEY! - Falling Apart (MP3)
04. THE UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHTS - Roll Your Windows Down (MP3)
05. THE BLOODSUGARS - Purpose Was Again (MP3)
06. MATT SINGER - Stacy J. (MP3)
07. DEREK JAMES - Love Me, Love Me (MP3)
08. CLOUD CULT - Pretty Voice (MP3)
09. CASEY SHEA - Quinzy Howzin (MP3)
10. JEFFREY LEWIS - Tell It To Your Heart (Loud Reed Cover) (MP3)
11. THE LLOYDS - Halfway (MP3)
12. JAY MANKIND - Western States (Demo) (MP3)
14. DAVE DEPORIS - Be Strong (MP3)