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Menzingers, Jeff Rosenstock, Cayetana, Restorations, Cheap Girls & more on ACLU benefit covers comp

Don't Stop Now

Don’t Stop Now, a compilation of cover songs, is out today on Bandcamp. You can stream it below, and proceeds from sales of the digital album go to the ACLU. Here’s what the organizers have to say about the inspiration behind the compilation:

This compilation is an expression of love, anger, hope and protest on inauguration day. Let it serve as a reminder that the fight for justice is not over, that the celebration of diversity is essential to progress, that we must work together for what is fair and good. Can’t stop. Won’t Stop. Don’t stop now.

All proceeds from this compilation benefit the American Civil Liberties Union, an organization that defends individual freedoms in the face of government abuse, including speech and religion, a woman’s right to choose, the right to due process, and citizens rights to privacy. Each dollar donated will help protect the people of the United States, especially those most vulnerable, from the reckless authority of a Trump presidency.

The Menzingers (covering Jason Isbell), Laura Stevenson (covering Townes Van Zandt), Jeff Rosenstock (covering Bikini Kill), Chris Farren (covering Against Me!), Anika Pyle (covering Bonnie Guitar), Augusta Koch of Cayetana (covering The Mountain Goats), Radiator Hospital (covering Fred Thomas), Lisa Prank (covering Lucinda Williams), Restorations singer Jon Loudon (covering Bright Eyes), Abi Reimold (covering Angel Olsen), Mimi Gallagher (Year of Glad, ex-NONA) (covering Green Day), Bob Nanna’s band Lifted Bells (covering Joni Mitchell), and Cheap Girls singer Ian Graham (covering Evan Dando), are among the artists who covered songs. See the whole track listing below.

Yesterday Arcade Fire released a song in support of The ACLU, too: “I Give You Power,” featuring Mavis Staples. There are also at least two other indie rock-centric benefit comps out today.

1. Laura Stevenson – Tower Song (Townes Van Zandt)
2. Swanning – After the Gold Rush (Neil Young)
3. Brittany Corrigan with The Sidekicks – Revolver (Rage Against the Machine)
4. Matt Schimelfenig (Three Man Cannon) – I’m Only Sleeping (The Beatles)
5. Abi Reimold – Those Were the Days (Angel Olsen)
6. Jon Loudon (Restorations) – Land Locked Blues (Bright Eyes)
7. Bartley, Clarke, Harris, & Harvey – Strangers (The Kinks)
8. Ryan Azada – American Hearts (A.A. Bondy)
9. Allegra Anka (Cayetana): Back Against the Wall (PUP)
10. Jeff Rosenstock – Jet Ski (Bikini Kill)
11. Molar – What Kind of Monster Are You? (Slant 6)
12. Constant Companion – A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free (Elliott Smith)
13. Hurry – Love Vigilantes (New Order)
14. Chris Farren – Bamboo Bones (Against Me!)
15. Anika Pyle – Dark Moon (Bonnie Guitar)
16. Cave People – Unsatisfied (The Replacements)
17. Grace Vonderkuhn – We’re Gonna Rise (The Breeders)
18. Carly Comando (Slingshot Dakota) – Hey, that’s no way to say goodbye (Leonard Cohen)
19. Augusta Koch (Cayetana) – Love, love, love (The Mountain Goats)
20. Radiator Hospital – Wet as a Cloud (Fred Thomas)
21. Strange Relations – Disorder (Joy Division)
22. Heart Harbor – Imagine (John Lennon)
23. Broad Cast – Wolves At The Door (David Bazan)
24. PJ Bond – I want to learn a love song (Harry Chapin)
25. Mimi Gallagher – Prosthetic Head (Green Day)
26. Manhattan Side Project (Restorations) – Something in the way (Nirvana)
27. Jack MacCann – Dynamite Shovel (The Wonder Years)
28. Littler – This is the day (The The)
29. Lifted Bells – All I want (Joni Mitchell)
30. Lisa Prank – Passionate Kisses (Lucinda Williams)
31. Ian Graham – Why Do You Do This To Yourself (Evan Dando)
32. Feminine Issues – Earth Death (Baths)
33. Perry Shall & Amos Pitsch – Important In Your Life (Jonathan Richman)
34. Hemming – Heroes (David Bowie)
35. Ben Hughes (Night Windows) – Rise up with Fists (Jenny Lewis & The Watson Twins)
36. Expert Timing – Confessions of a Futon Revolutionist (The Weakerthans)
37. The Menzingers – 24 Frames (Jason Isbell)
38. Marisa Dabice (Mannequin Pussy) & Pat Conaboy (Spirit of the Beehive) – My Guitar (Dear Nora)

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