Double Disc to benefit the Sunshine Division and Local Emergency Food Relief

September 6, 2012 (VANCOUVER, Wash.) — Burgerville Records is proud to announce the release of its second benefit album RISE & SHINE. Proceeds will be donated to the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division and other local emergency food relief agencies. RISE & SHINE are available now exclusively at all its 39 restaurants in Oregon and Southwest Washington while limited supplies last.

RISE & SHINE showcases Northwest musicians and bands on two compact discs, each with 20 tracks of music. The double discs contain 40 songs totaling more than two hours of music, and will be available for only $12. The CD also includes valuable coupons to Burgerville (buy one, get one offers on signature items like the Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger and Seasonal Milkshakes) and Oaks Park (buy one, get one roller skate session).

The SHINE disc features The Dandy Warhols, Blind Pilot, Blitzen Trapper, Floater, Horse Feathers, Perhapst (John Moen of The Decemberists), Minus 5, Pink Martini and many more established, renowned bands. The RISE disc showcases emerging local talent including Sara Jackson-Holman, Casey Neill & The Norway Rats, Crown Point, Parson Red Heads, Kasey Anderson & The Honkies, and The Usual Suspects (led by Portland Police Chief Mike Reese). The majority of the artists featured on both discs are signed to major music labels and prominent Indie labels.

“Burgerville is committed to supporting our local communities where we live and work,” said Burgerville CEO Jeff Harvey. “We believe music is an expression of creative vitality of our community. We see this benefit album as a way for our guests, in partnership with our restaurants, to support local musicians and artists, as well as those who desperately need emergency food relief.”

The need for food is increasing and hovers at record levels. In an average month, 85,800 children eat meals from emergency food boxes in Portland alone. Poverty, growing levels of long-term unemployment and low wages are forcing more families in the Portland Metropolitan area to seek food assistance.

“The number of families we serve directly has doubled in the past two years,” explained Sunshine Division Executive Director Kyle Camberg. “We are honored that Burgerville and the bands have selected us and our partner agencies to benefit from the sales of this CD to help fight hunger.”

“I’m super happy to be a part of this release, benefitting Portland Sunshine Division,” commented singer-songwriter McDougall, who is featured on the RISE disc. ”What they do is so direct, selfless, and needed.”

“The absolute worst thing about going on tour is that once we leave the Northwest, I am forced to abstain from Burgerville’s Spicy Anasazi Bean Burgers for weeks on end,” explained Crown Point’s Jon Davidson, showcased on the RISE disc. “So, getting involved with Burgerville was a no-brainer, and we’re excited about helping out the Portland Sunshine Division at the same time, because what they do for the community is much-needed and they help a lot of people each year.”

“Floater and Typhon Records are excited to be part of something so positive,” said Floater front man Robert Wynia, who appears on the SHINE disc. ”Our support for the work of the Sunshine Division is heartfelt, as is our support for Burgerville’s use of locally sourced ingredients.”

“Sassparilla is super excited to be part of a program that supports our community and social infrastructure,” remarked Sassparilla mastermind Kevin Blackwell, featured on the SHINE disc. ”Kudos to Burgerville, who is already so supportive of our local vendors and farmers for again putting community over fiscal McThinking.”

RISE & SHINE LIVE Music Events in Restaurants

On select evenings, bands from RISE & SHINE will be performing live at various Burgerville restaurants. From 5pm to 8pm, on these nights, a percentage of all sales will also be donated to the Sunshine Division. Band performances will occur as follows:

  • Sat., Aug. 25, 2012, 3:30pm-6pm at Montavilla (82nd & NE Glisan) – Sara Jackson-Holman & New York Rifles
  • Thurs., Sept. 6, 2012, 3:30pm-6:00pm at Hawthorne (1122 SE Hawthorne Blvd.) – McDougall & New York Rifles
  • Weds., Sept. 12, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Hawthorne – The Dimes
  • Weds., Sept. 19, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Gresham (2975 NE Hogan) – Crown Point & at Salmon Creek (13309 NE Hwy 99, Vancouver) – Riverboat (featuring Peter Cornett from Floater)
  • Weds., Sept. 26, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Montavilla – Sara Jackson-Holman & at Salmon Creek – Crown Point
  • Weds., Oct. 03, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Hawthorne – McDougall & at Gresham – Riverboat (featuring Peter Cornett from Floater)
  • Fri., Oct. 5, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Hawthorne – The Usual Suspects
  • Weds., Oct. 10, 2012, 6:30pm-7:45pm at Montavilla – Crown Point & at Salmon Creek – 1491

About The Sunshine Division

Since 1923, the Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division has been providing emergency food and clothing relief to Portland families and individuals in need. Whether due to the loss of a job, domestic crime, illness, or victims of fire or disaster, the Sunshine Division has built an 89-year legacy of mobilizing quickly and efficiently to assist distressed Portlanders. We offer free emergency food assistance six days a week at our North Portland warehouse as well as 24/7 through our partnership with the Portland Police Bureau who store food boxes at each police precinct that can be dispatched to people in need at any time. We also serve the community as a local free food bank resource to more than a dozen social service agencies by providing more than three million pounds of food annually to these organizations at no cost.

About Burgerville

Established in 1961, Burgerville is an innovative and industry-leading restaurant company with 39 locations throughout Oregon and Southwest Washington. 1,500 employees strong, Burgerville provides guests fresh, great-tasting food all-day every day from breakfast to late-night snacks based in its mission “serve with love.” At Burgerville, the commitment to fresh, local and sustainable values is about helping people and communities thrive. For more, please visit burgerville.com.

RISE & SHINE Track Listing of Songs and Artists

RISE (disc one):

  1. Sara Jackson-Holman – “For Albert”
  2. McDougall – “Ready, Begin 1”
  3. Casey Neill & The Norway Rats – “All Summer Glory”
  4. Crown Point – “The Room”
  5. Parson Red Heads – “Burning Up The Sky”
  6. Allalujah Choir – “I Swear I Saw You”
  7. New York Rifles – “Girl Shaped Girl”
  8. AgesandAges – “So So Freely”
  9. Water Tower – “Anthem”
  10. Weinland – “Los Processaur”
  11. The Usual Suspects – “Tell Me Why”
  12. Kasey Anderson & The Honkies – “Like Teenage Gravity”
  13. Derby – “Common Sense”
  14. The Dimes – “Take Me Away”
  15. Typhoon – “Summer Home”
  16. Y La Bamba – “8 Ponce Pilato”
  17. 1491 – “Night & Day”
  18. Dead Rock West – “God Help Me”
  19. Chervona – “Reality Show”
  20. Richmond Fontaine – “You Can Move Back Here”

SHINE (disc two):

  1. The Dandy Warhols – “Sad Vacation”
  2. Sassparilla – “Threadbare”
  3. Blind Pilot – “Half Moon”
  4. Priory with Stephen Malkmus (of Pavement) – “Put ‘Em Up”
  5. Goldenboy w/ Elliott Smith – “Summertime”
  6. Blitzen Trapper – “Might Find It Cheap”
  7. Black Prairie – “Do You Believe?”
  8. Perhapst – “Incense Cone”
  9. Dolorean – “I Wanna Live”
  10. Floater – “Wondering”
  11. Radiation City – “Hide From The Night”
  12. Holcombe Waller – “Hardliners”
  13. Loch Lomond – “Kicking With Your Feet”
  14. The Minus 5 – “Magnavox Lane”
  15. Lost Lander – “Afraid of Summer”
  16. Sally Ford & The Sound Outside – “Not An Animal”
  17. Say Hi – “Devils”
  18. Ramona Falls – “Spore”
  19. Pink Martini – “Aspettami (The First Recording)”
  20. Horse Feathers – “Fit Against the Country”