“Sing Me To Sleep” Pre-Order

Kate/ November 5, 2009/ art, cd, graphic design, illustration, kids, music

Sing Me To Sleep

“Sing Me To Sleep – Indie Lullabies” has been my little pet project since earlier this year. Along with Joe Spadaro of American Laundromat Records, I am co-producing this compilation of non-traditional lullabies performed by some of my favorite indie artists. Here’s the list:

The Antlers • Peter BroderickThe CoctailsViolet Clarke (Grand Duchy) • Dean & Britta • Tanya DonellyLaura Gibson • Neil Halstead • Greg LaswellThe Leisure SocietyCasey Mecija (Ohbijou)Memory Tapes •  O+SPapercutsJulie PeelThe Real Tuesday Weld • The Rest • Say Hi • Sigur Ros • Snowbird • Stars • TelekinesisTrespassers WilliamJenny Owen Youngs

The best part? All proceeds from sales of the album will benefit The Valerie Fund, a US non-profit that supports the care and treatment of children with cancer and rare blood disorders. All of these talented, generous musicians are donating their time and recordings to the project. Please join me in supporting them in return. Go see them play. Go buy one of their gorgeous albums.

In addition to choosing the artists, songs and the charity for this project, I have the honor of creating all the artwork for the album and its promotional items. All packaging, all related art—including any mag or web ad you see for “Sing Me To Sleep”—is a piece of my handiwork. If you act quickly you can purchase one of our Limited Edition Pre-Order Packages while they’re still available. The bonus goodies are well worth the modest price. So are the kids who benefit from your donation.

After hearing just a few tracks, I simply Can. Not. Wait. to have the finished product in hand. It’s gonna be something pretty special. Many, many thanks to Joe and to all who are involved in this stellar compilation of indie for kids.

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About Kate

Kate Garchinsky illustrates and writes children’s books and educational media in her studio in the woodlands near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her debut picture book, The Secret Life of the Red Fox, written by acclaimed wildlife author, Laurence Pringle, received a starred review from School Library Journal. Kate Garchinsky received a grant from the Eckelberry Fellowship at the Academy of Natural Sciences, where she has been researching and illustrating extinction stories about North American birds such as the Passenger Pigeon and the Carolina Parakeet. Prior to creating children’s books, Kate designed lots of fun things like toys, birdbaths and trail maps. She lives with her husband Brian, Julia and Spencer the cats, and her one-eyed beagle, Maggie May. Kate recently signed on to illustrate two more “Secret Life” narrative non-fiction picture books with Boyds Mills Press—The Secret Life the Little Brown Bat (2018) and The Secret Life of the Skunk (2019). While drawing foxes and bats, Kate also began work on Belle’s Journey, a middle-grade non-fiction chapter book by ornithologist and osprey expert, Rob Bierregaard (Charlesbridge 2018). Get to know more about Kate Garchinsky at http://KateGarchinsky.com (aka PenguinArt.com).