This is the NYC-based and indie-owned Green Owl label’s first official release which not only benefits the good works of the Energy Action Coalition, but it benefits your humble ears. Its 16 tracks, (not to mention, the DVD and bonus tracks), include a hammering live version of Muse’s famed “Knights of Cydonia” as well as personal favorites like our lovely, haunting electro locals, School of Seven Bells, with “Trance Figure,” Deerhoof (with “+81″) and cinematic art-political troupe, The Citizens Band, with their swirling version of “The Fortune Teller.” The array of bands and exclusives on this set is bound to make you thrilled to own this comp, and since every bit of profit goes to support the EAC’s efforts, you may just want to buy one for a friend as well. (Green Owl Records) –Celine