This Protest Album Features Carrie Brownstein, Stephen Malkmus
Quasi’s Janet Weiss and Sam Coomes organized and contributed to the Battle Hymns compilation. Name your price for the download, which benefits Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union, and 350.org. Buy it here.
Our First 100 Days Kicks Off With Angel Olsen
Our First 100 Days is a project designed to counteract a certain someone (hint: evil and orange) who is starting their first 100 days as well. For $30 or more, you’ll get all of the exclusive songs and, according to their website, your money will “go directly to organizations working on the front lines of climate, women’s rights, immigration and fairness.” Listen to Olsen’s track, “A Fly On Your Wall,” below and get more information about the musicians and organizations involved here.
- Stand Up For Love With Andrew Bird & Jeff Tweedy
Stand Up For Love is a three hour telethon is happening today, and aims to raise $500,000 to defend civil liberties. It started at 12:30pm, but I’m betting the page will host an archived version. The website states that celebrities such Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jane Fonda, Robert Reich, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Tom Morello, Adrian Grenier, David Duchovny, Misha Collins, Michael Franti, Andrew Bird, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tim Robbins, and Jeff Tweedy of Wilco will be featured.
Covers For A Cause With Littler, Abi Reimold & More
“Don’t Stop Now” is a collection of covers that benefits the ACLU. From the Bandcamp page: “This compilation is an expression of love, anger, hope and protest on inauguration day… Each dollar donated will help protect the people of the United States, especially those most vulnerable, from the reckless authority of a Trump presidency.” There’s 38 songs in total; stream below and buy it here.
A concert hall was designed by algorithms, Aimee Mann is back with a new album, Hurray For The Riff Raff made a video tribute to the Ghost Ship, Janet Weiss talks about her gear, and finally, the next big development in records: Smoking them.