Thursday, April 16, 2015

50 Bands & A Cat For Indiana Equality

Wonderful indie record label Joyful Noise, which just happens to be headquartered in Indiana, has put together this exceptionally impressive collection of 51 songs, mostly previously unreleased, by some of the biggest indie rock bands in the business. The list includes Thurston Moore, Lou Barlow of Sebadoh and Dinosaur Jr, Sonny and the Sunsets, WHY?,  Of Montreal, Thee Oh Sees, and so many more. You can see the complete line up below. And yes, that is L'il Bub! He has a track on the compilation, too!

For a donation of $25, you get all 51 tracks digitally PLUS a lathe cut, hand numbered, limited edition 7" featuring any song of your choice! The vinyl is limited to exactly the number requested, so you may be one of only 30 people in the world with that exact record!

100% of net profits will be donated to Freedom Indiana, the ACLU of Indiana, and Indy Pride. These organizations are actively fighting for LGBT rights and culture throughout Indiana.

Joyful Noise released the following statement regarding their desire for launching this project:
Lately all eyes have been on our home state of Indiana, and for all the wrong reasons. Our state legislature passed a bill known as Religious Freedom Restoration Act which was then signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. We believe this bill did not reflect the feelings of a vast majority of Hoosiers and we quickly rose up, demanding that the Governor and Legislature repeal the law. While an amended bill has subsequently lessened the harm, the fact remains that our LGBT family still do not have full protection under Indiana law. To keep the drumbeat going, we have put together this compilation to support LGBT groups in Indiana actively continuing the fight to establish protections for all people.
Anyway, go to their order page for more info! They will explain it all in further detail there. The digital release starts getting delivered April 21st. So, be sure to be one of the first to have these exclusive and rare tracks!

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