Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Local Punks Organize Benefit Compilation for Black Lives Matter

100% of the proceeds go toward Black Lives Matter. Get your copy now via Bandcamp.

42 punk rock bands donated tracks to Solidarity Mixtape Volume 1, a compilation to help raise money for Black Lives Matter. A unique contribution that goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within Black communities, #BlackLivesMatter is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.

Mixtape organizer Kevin Bogart of Boston punk band, Trophy Lungs, explains. “Although current events have helped push the issue into the spotlight, there has always been racism in the justice system and I don't think I need to explain how necessary change is.”

Solidarity Mixtape features Boston bands like Choke Up, The New Warden and of course, Trophy Lungs, as well as national favorites like Banquets, Elway and The Holy Mess.

“Some people protest in the streets, some people sign petitions. We play music and if our music can help people in any shape or form then we have no reason not to help,” says Sal Ellington of Rebuilder, a local band that donated the 1:16 song “Heroes to a Sun” to the cause.

Solidarity Mixtape Vol. 1 can be downloaded at a "pay what you want" donation on Bandcamp. 100% of the proceeds raised by album sales will be donated to Black Lives Matter.

Learn more about Black Lives Matter.

Here is an alphabetical list of the bands involved:

Almost People, Awkward Friends, Banquets, Boardroom Heroes, Brickfight, Choke Up, City Limits, Costanza, Defeater, Devon Kay & The Solutions, Doom Service, Drones, Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine, Elway, Gameday Regulars, Grenades In The Archives, Honah Lee, Lockland Breaks, Love Moon, OC45, Poseurs, Pulling Punches, Rebuilder, Remnants, Ribbonhead, Sketchy, The Fake Boys, The Holy Mess, The Jukebox Romantics, The New Warden, The Offseason, The Stereo State, The Turkletons, The Young Leaves, Timeshares, Trophy Lungs, Two Houses, Victory Boy, Warm Needles, Worship This, Wringer, and Yo Ticonderoga.

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