Fountains Of Wayne Release Exclusive NJ Pandemic Relief Fund Version of “Hackensack” On Bandcamp

The surviving members of Fountains of Wayne’s performance of “Hackensack” during last month’s “Jersey 4 Jersey” online fundraiser was one of the show’s most emotional moments, due largely to the absence of founder/leader Adam Schlesinger, who passed from Covid-19 complications on April 1. Now, the band has released this one-off version, with net proceeds donated to the event’s organizer, the NJ Pandemic Relief Fund, established by NJ First Lady Tammy Murphy.

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The track is available exclusively on Bandcamp at for $1, though fans can donate a higher amount. It will only be available for the month of May, according to a press announcement. Fellow New Jersey artist Sharon Van Etten supported Chris Collingwood, Jody Porter and Brian Young for the performance.

A reunited Fountains of Wayne (Chris Collingwood, Jody Porter, Brian Young accompanied by Sharon Van Etten) perform on Jersey 4 Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund benefit

The hour-long virtual concert also featured Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Tony Bennett, Halsey, Charlie Puth, SZA and celebrities including Danny DeVito, John Stewart and Stephen Colbert. Health-care workers and victims offered heart-wrenching battle stories of the devastating effects of coronavirus. To date, the concert has raised close to $6 million.

Fountains of Wayne are noted for their smart, clever power pop songwriting on tracks “Radiation Vibe,” “All Kinds of Time” and their breakthrough 2003 MTV-fueled hit “Stacey’s Mom.” Schlesinger also contributed the classic “That Thing You Do” for the 1996 Tom Hanks-produced cult classic movie of the same name.

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