Rough Trade Publishing, representatives of local acts Hurry and Lushlife, are “fighting against complacency” with a new three-month, song-a-day subscription service on Bandcamp to benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center. Subscribers will receive previously unreleased tracks from catalog artists in their email each day, along with access to all new material published by the company on the Bandcamp app.
The project comes out of a feeling of wanting to do good in an uncertain political climate, as Rough Trade explains on their blog and Bandcamp page:
You know it. We know it. Even our pets know it. We’re all very nervous about the state of things in 2017. 2016 was a rough year on many levels, and the post-election climate has been, well… less then ideal. That’s why we’ve decided to do something. The proceeds from every subscription to Rough Trade Publishing: A Song A Day Keeps The Pain Away (#sadrtp) benefits the Southern Poverty Law Center. A new song will be delivered to our loyal subscribers every day for the first 90 days of 2017.
Participating artists include the aforementioned Lushlife and Hurry (the latter’s Free at Noon recording of Guided Meditation cut “When I’m With You” was the featured song yesterday), along with High Highs, Delicate Steve, Kevin Devine, and Juliana Hatfield. Rough Trade will announce more contributing musicians as the subscription moves forward.
Sign up for the 90-day benefit comp here. Stream the album version of “When I’m With You” below, followed by an info video about the project.
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