Tomorrow (Nov. 27), Fire-tone Records will release the compilation CD "Indie Rock Unites... Vol. 1" to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The 21-track set features tracks by Poster Children, th

Tomorrow (Nov. 27), Fire-tone Records will release the compilation CD "Indie Rock Unites... Vol. 1" to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. The 21-track set features tracks by Poster Children, the Figgs, Waxwings, the Negro Problem, and the Push Stars, among others. More than half of the songs are previously unreleased.

Fire-tone founder Matt Friscia has a reason to help the cause, as his own father died of complications related to diabetes when he was just 6 years old. "At the time of my father's death, my family members did help raise money for the foundation fighting the disease, and later, I promoted a small benefit in Tempe, Ariz.," he explains. "But I wanted to do something more permanent. With 'Indie Rock Unites,' I now have that opportunity."

Several artists participating in the set also have personal reasons for getting involved. The mother Machinery Hall guitarist Mark Nelson suffers from low-level diabetes; a cousin of Sister Child vocalist Stewart Riske was diagnosed with the disease 13 years ago. Both acts have donated previously unreleased tracks to the set.

Pre-release charity concerts were recently held in Chicago and New York, featuring some of the bands on the compilation. Like the CD, each show raised funds for the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

Here is the track listing for "Indie Rock Unites Vol. 1":

Poster Children, "Ferris Wheel" (previously unreleased)
The Figgs, "Reaction"
Brain Rakes, "Intervention" (previously unreleased)
The Churchills, "Lights Are On Bun No One's Home" (previously unreleased)
Frisbie, "Downtown" (previously unreleased)
Team Rock-It, "I'm Right, You're Wrong"
The Push Stars, "All I Wanted"
Plug Spark Sunjay, "Passenger In Distress"
The Red King, "I Hope"
Mike Fuji, "I Understand You" (previously unreleased)
Kitty in the Tree, "Shine" (previously unreleased)
Machinery Hall, "How Little We Know" (previously unreleased)
The Waxwings, " Untied"
The Negro Problem, "Comikbuchland"
Relish, "Stinky Poodle" (previously unreleased)
Third Grade Teacher, "School Boy"
Milkplow, "Tell Me Something" (previously unreleased)
Tolerance, "Now You're Just a Blur" (previously unreleased)
I-Decline, "Give 'Im a Hand" (previously unreleased)
Ferdinand, "Lively as the Day We Met Them"
Sister Child, "Tired Not Dead" (previously unreleased)