Indie music publication Stereogum announced on Monday (June 29) an upcoming compilation of 44 artists covering songs from the first decade of the 2000s, as part of a fundraising effort to help the site weather ad revenue downturns in the wake of the COVID-19 downturn.
The full tracklist for the compilation, entitled Save Stereogum, has yet to be revealed, but Stereogum -- which was previously owned by the Billboard-The Hollywood Reporter media group, before founder Scott Lapatine bought the site's independence back this January -- did divulge a majority of the site-approved artists who will be providing the '00s covers. They include veteran indie rock outfits The National, The New Pornographers and Dirty Projectors, acclaimed singer-songwriters Soccer Mommy, Mac DeMarco and Sharon Van Etten, and longtime hip-hop favorites El-P and clipping. The set is scheduled to be released in early September.
The compilation will not be made available on streaming services or separate purchase, but rather will be made available exclusively to donors to the site's accompanying Indiegogo campaign. A donation of $20 entitles sponsors to a digital download, while further levels of contribution also come with additional Stereogum-related merchandise and an invitation to a virtual release party (over Zoom) in September.