80+ special/exclusive releases for today’s Bandcamp fundraiser
As they've done twice before, online music retailer Bandcamp is waiving their cut of the proceeds from all purchases made on their platform today, June 5. Likewise, one again artists and labels are using this opportunity to put out special, Bandcamp-exclusive digital tracks, physical releases, and merch. Bandcamp made a list of special items available but there is much more than that. Here are the notable ones we've seen. Around 13% of them are Sonic Youth related.
Additionally, given the anti-police-brutality protests going on around the world in the wake of George Floyd's death at the hands of the Minneapolis police, many labels and artists are also donating profits to Black Lives Matter and other similar causes.
Cloakroom members - OUTSIDE DOGS V.I
This is a compilation of home recordings that members of Cloakroom have "accumulated and enjoyed over the years," with proceeds going to The Bail Project.
Braid - B-Sides and Demos From No Coast
Emo vets Braid released b-sides and demos from their 2014 reunion album No Coast.
Mr. Bungle - "USA" (The Exploited cover)
Mr. Bungle's first newly-recorded music in 21 years is this Exploited cover, which benefits COVID-19 relief. Read more here.
Algiers - 7" Let the Sub_Bass Speak b/w We Need Some Discipline Here (previously unreleased)
Algiers have a new 7" with all of the proceeds going to Metro Atlanta Mutual Aid Fund, As They Lay, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, and Communities United for Police Reform. The single includes two tracks, "Let the Sub_Bass Speak" and "We Need Some Discipline Here" (previously unreleased). Note that the physical record will only be available for 24 hours, but the tracks will stay online indefinitely.
Bayonet Records- Curve it in Peace comp / Beach Fossils exclusives
Bayonet, the label started by Beach Fossils' Dustin Payseur, have a new compilation, Curve it in Peace, that features new tracks from Beach Fossils, Yuele, Lionlimb, and more. In solidarity with protestors, the label's cut of the profits made off this compilation will be donated to Black Visions Collective and Reclaim the Block. Meanwhile, in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Beach Fossils' debut self-titled record, it is being produced on a limited edition green splatter vinyl and you can find that on Bandcamp too.
The Black Midi Anthology Vol. 1: Tales of Suspense and Revenge
Black Midi describe this as "4 short stories accompanied by jams that have been edited to accommodate each story. Instrumental mixes are also included."
Bonny Doon - Blue Sessions
The Clientele - "Closer"
UK group The Clientele are back with this cover of Shack's "Closer." All proceeds from this song for the next year will go to Black Lives Matter.
Comedy Minus One - Exclusives from Silkworm and Mint Mile
Indie label Comedy Minus One is offering a variety of exclusives, including a previously unreleased live set from Silkworm (recorded in 1994 at Empty Bottle) and a new track from Mint Mile to benefit Lincoln Square Friendship Center in Chicago, which "fosters hope and dignity through access to food, vital resources, and critical social services."
CORPUS - MUTUAL AID
NYC collective COPRUS released part one of their two-part Mutual Aid EP, and the second part comes out in time for the next Bandcamp First Friday, July 1. A song from each is streaming now. The collective writes, "AS OF FRIDAY JUNE 5 THE CORPUS FAMILY MUTUAL AID FUND WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM BLACK ARTISTS AND BLACK PEOPLE CREATING, PARTICIPATING IN, AND SUPPORTING THE NYC MUSIC COMMUNITY, AND BLACK, BROWN AND INDIGENOUS ORGANIZERS. THIS WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL WE REACH OUR OVERALL GOAL OF 40K. PLEASE CONSIDER THIS BEFORE APPLYING."
Members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Gorguts & more - Slay At Home Benefit EP
Executioner's Mask - "Bury Me A Grave"
"Executioner’s Mask is the dark post punk child of three unlikely suspects: Jay Gambit of the noise metal unit Crowhurst providing vocals, Ryan Wilson from the legendary Intestinal Disgorge lending both guitar and drum programming and LACE and Cop Warmth’s Craig Mickle handles even more guitar. Offering a modern take on the classic blueprints set by bands like AFI, The Sisters Of Mercy and Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry." This is the second single off their upcoming LP for Profound Lore. Proceeds to Black Lives Matter.
Fire Records: 'Auteur Research' Comp, Islet EP, reiusse of Giant Sand: Ramp
Fire Records has three releases today: new name-your-price sampler 'Auteur Research,' an exclusive digital EP from Islet; and the exclusive pre-order of a reissue of Giant Sand’s 1991 album, Ramp.
Flochango & the Moneyshots - "For George Floyd"
Flochango & the Moneyshots released a new pay-what-you-want single, “For George Floyd," today. Any proceeds will be donated to the Minnesota Freedom Fund, which assists individuals who are unable to pay bail with funding.
Chris Forsyth - 4 new digital recordings
Today, Chris Forsyth released 4 newly mixed/previously digitally unavailable recordings (three from the studio, and one live from the Solar Motel). This includes covers of "Woodpiles On The Side of The Road," "Alice in Blunderland," "When You Smile," and "Barstool Blues." Proceeds made from the will benefit Black Lives Matter Philadelphia, the People’s Paper Co-Op, and the Philadelphia Bail Fund.
Fruit Bats - Found a Round Stone
Found a Round Stone features 24 songs recorded live at Revolution Hall in Portland, OR on January 19, 2019. 100% of proceeds from this album are going to Black Futures Lab.
Cavernlight - "The Black Crow" (Songs:Ohia Cover)
Gilead Media released an exclusive Cavernlight cover of “The Black Crow” by Songs:Ohia.
Girls Names - Demos: 2009-2012
Irish gothy post-punk band Girls Names collect four years worth of demos -- 37 tracks in all -- for this Bandcamp exclusive.
Hachiku - New Merchandise
You can find new beanies, t-shirts, and patches, available exclusively on Bandcamp.
Hallelujah the Hills - The Oldest Recorded Song In Music History
Boston indie rock vets Hallelujah the Hills have a new live album recorded earlier this year and are donating all proceeds made today to Black Lives Matter.
Halo Maud - Dans La Nuit REWORKS EP
Parisian psych artist Halo Maud offers up this EP's worth of alternate versions of "Dans La Nuit," and she's donating all proceeds from digital sales (EPs and album) to Licra, a French association fighting against racism and discriminations through victim assistance and education.
Helio Sequence - Acoustic Live at the Triple Door
Say the band: "In making the acoustic set we learned a new way of looking at our songs. We used different keys, new chord voicings, alternate tunings and a wide range of percussion. Songs that we had known and played for years took on a new life and we were excited about the prospect of sharing them with more people. In early 2015, when we finished up recording our new album, we jumped on the opportunity to put together a special acoustic eve at The Triple Door."
I LIKE TRAINS: KOMPROMAAT clear vinyl + merchandise
UK band I LIKE TRAINS released a limited edition clear vinyl release of an upcoming LP KOMPROMAT, along with limited edition pen plot art prints and a new T-Shirt design.
Infant Island - Collections 1
Infinite Illectrik - Quadraphonic Stylus Ensemble Remixes of Four Tet's Sixteen Oceans
The label released an exclusive collection of Quadraphonic Stylus Ensemble remixes of the 16 locked grooves the make up Side D of Four Tet’s Sixteen Oceans, in co-operation with Four Tet himself.
Kanine Records - Offering In-Person Delivery to NY Residents
Kanine Records is now offering next-day, contactless bicycle delivery of all physical purchases (LP, CD, CS, Tshirt, etc) to residences in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and other NY neighborhoods for Bandcamp purchases. "No longer will you have to wait on the post office, worry about your package getting lost, or your records being bent in the shipping process," they said in a post on Twitter.
Katy J Pearson - Covers and Others
Katy J Pearson offers up an EP of covers of songs by Townes Van Zandt, Glen Campbell, Buffalo Springfield, The Velvet Underground. All proceeds go to SARI, the Bristol based charity standing against racism and inequality in the area.
Laurel Halo - World Without Heroes
"'World Without Heroes' is a suite of seven passages from Ursula K. Le Guin's translation of the Tao Te Ching, recorded in response to Le Guin's essay 'Carrier Bag of Fiction' for the now-postponed 'Carrier Bag Fiction' event at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin." 100% of proceeds today to be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.
Less Than Jake - Lost At Home Sessions. Volume Two "Spirit of '20"
Ska-punk vets Less Than Jake have are releasing the second edition of their Lost At Home Sessions at noon EST. "A portion of the proceeds will benefit For the Nomads, a fundraiser that was started by touring crew member Frank Fanelli as a direct reaction to the devastating effect COVID-19 has had on those who rely on live entertainment for a living." It'll be available here.
Lightning Bug - "The Great Divide"
Lightning Bug released an exclusive new track, with all proceeds going to benefit Black Table Arts.
Marissa Nadler - Old Friends/ Bookends
"This song to me now feels like a memory of a place that just doesn't exist anymore, a romanticization of a forgotten era. A daydream of a better time. A desire to live long enough to look back," says Marissa, who also notes "100% of the proceeds of this track will be donated to Black Lives Matter. Additionally, the sales all of my releases on Sacred Bones as well as all of their other wonderful releases will be donated tomorrow to the Loveland Foundation, a non-profit making healing services available to people of color, particularly to black women and girls, and to a nationwide bail fund that splits donations among community bail funds."
Martin Courtney - "The Demos"
Here are demos of two songs that ended up on Real Estate's new album The Main Thing -- "Recorded on a Tascam Portastudio 414 mkII in the year 2018." Proceeds from this will go to various bail funds, mutual aid funds, and racial justice organizers, via ActBlue.
Mudhoney - Live Mud
First digital release of Mudhoney’s long out of print limited-edition vinyl-only release from 2007, only on Bandcamp. Eleven tracks of Mudhoney live from Mexico City, recorded Dec. 10, 2005, by Brett Ellason at Patacio de los Deportes.
Mattiel - 7″ (with covers of Beastie Boys and The Clash)
Atlanta artist, Mattiel, released an exclusive 7", including covers of Beastie Boys and The Clash, exclusively available on Bandcamp. It'll be available on Bandcamp soon; stay tuned.
Milk! Records - Jade Imagine Exclusives
Courtney Barnett's label Milk! has the new EP from Jade Imagine, You Remind Me of Something I Lost, is finally out and available to purchase today, including on an exclusive cassette (limited to 100 units).
Mint Records - Rare Test Pressings
Canadian indie label Mint Records is offering rare test pressings from Wares (whose latest album came out April 24), The Pack A.D., lié, and Tough Age. Purchase them HERE. Additionally, they are donating 100% of sales made from June 1 through June 7 to Black in BC Mutual Aid Fund, Black Lives Matter Vancouver, and Progressives Everywhere Bail Fund.
Monolord - Vaenir Instrumental Remix
Today, Monolord released an exclusive instrumental remix of their 2014 album, Vaenir.
NNA Tapes - Horse Lords Repressing, and more
Today, NNA Tapes is sharing 100% of digital revenue from Bandcamp with artists and have a vinyl repress of Hidden Cities, Horse Lords’ 2014 album.
NNAMDÏ - BLACK PLIGHT
No Joy - Limited Edition Shirt
As described via an Instagram post from the band, "Limited edition shirt going up on Bandcamp. Color is light violet. Sizes only range from S-M-L because they were made last week using shirts that had been ordered by accident." Purchase it HERE. All of the profits made from purchases of this tee will go to a variety of organizations providing direct support and action in black communities
Obnox - Savage Raygun LP
New York record label, Ever/Never, released a brand new record from Ohio's DIY post-punk Obnox (aka Lamont Thomas), available exclusively via Bandcamp.
The Orielles - "Bobby's Second World" (Confidence Man Remix)
This balaeric, Madchester-y remix of The Orielles' single "Bobby's Second World" by Australian duo Confidence Man will only be available for 24 hours and proceeds go to Stand Against Racism & Inequality.
Parquet Courts - Full Discography on Bandcamp (via Rough Trade Records)
As of today, Parquet Courts' entire discography is available on Bandcamp for the first time. Additionally, their label, Rough Trade, plans to donate today to Black Lives Matter.
Park the Van - Banded Against Racism compilation
Park the Van released a new compilation, Banded Against Racism, featuring unreleased recordings from BRONCHO, Floating Action, Pigeon John, Cayucas, BOYO, Drew Citron. In addition, they are donating all proceeds from this compilation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Pelican - New EP benefiting Color of Change
Chicago band Pelican have a limited edition, 8-song, digital-only EP of non-album tracks today, with all proceeds being donated to Color of Change. It will only be available for 24 hours.
Plastic Miracles Records - 'Tear the Fascists Down' EP (Oceanator & Bartees Strange)
Three protest song covers by Oceanator and Bartees Strange. They note all money will go to the New York affiliate of Survived and Punished, "a coalition of defense campaigns and grassroots groups committed to eradicating the criminalization of survivors of domestic and sexual violence and the culture of violence that contributes to it. The all-volunteer organization includes community organizers, survivor advocates, legal experts, and policy advocates including currently and formerly incarcerated survivors."
Protomartyr - "Old Spool" and "Gurges 1"
Says Protomartyr's Joe Casey: "Two songs I was sort of proud of when we made them. Now If they can generate even a small pile of cash for something this important I will perhaps find beauty in them as well: Today we are releasing a digital single on Bandcamp, featuring two older songs: "Born To Be Wine" and "French Poet." We will be splitting 100% of the money received on Bandcamp between the Freedom Fund and Detroit Justice Center. Both organizations are posting bail for protestors while fighting to transform the justice system."
Rituals of Mine - New Single, "Scrape," to Benefit NorCal Resistance Fund
Tricky collaborators Rituals of Mine will donate all proceeds of their new single to the NorCal resistance fund to bail out protestors in the Sacramento area.
RVG - Feral Vinyl + Sweater Bundle
Melbourne alternative band, RVG, have a limited edition vinyl & sweater bundle for their new album, Feral.
SAVAK - 7" "Feel What You Feel" b/w "Access Egress"
Brooklyn art punks SAVAK, who just released a new album, are already back with a new 7" single -- "Feel What You Feel" b/w "Access Egress" -- which is the first release on their own Peculiar Works label.
Shannon Lay & Steve Gunn - "Clay Pigeons"
Working together on opposite sides of the country, Shannon Lay and Steve Gunn covered Blaze Foley's "Clay Pigeons" in honor of John Prine and Blaze. All proceeds on June 5th will go to the Black Visions Collective in Minnesota in support of racial equity.
Shopping - Live at KEXP
Post punk band Shopping recorded this KEXP session during their 2020 tour which mostly got canceled due to the coronavirus. Proceeds from this release go to the Bail Project and National Memorial Family Fund.
SKiN GRAFT - Digital Single + Comic Sets, and more
Today, you can purchase digital versions of the label SKiN GRAFT's previously vinyl-only single and comic-book sets, including rare sets from UFO or Die, U.S. Maple, and Brise-Glace, and the SIDES 1-4 compilation which includes exclusive tracks from Shellac, Brise-Glace, U.S. Maple and Big’n. Purchase them HERE.
Slaughter Beach, Dog - "Fair Shot"
All proceeds from this new song benefit the Philly Bail Fund.
The Sonder Bombs - Remix EP
The Cleveland outfit, The Sonder Bombs, released an exclusive EP of remixes today.
Sonic Youth: So many releases
Sonic Youth have been steadily sharing semi-official bootlegs, rarities and more on their Bandcamp for a while now, and today sees a massive dump, with a whopping 12 releases, including live albums, side projects, solo works and more.
Sundazed Records - Pacific Northwest Snuff Box
Reissue label Sundazed have five new titles out today: Garland Records - Pacific Northwest Pandora’s Box; DART- Presenting DART; Morning Reign, Taking Cover; Billy Bobbs and the Chips - “Teedle De Bum Bum” b/w “Shim Sham”; and Austin Sisters - “It Happened At The Hop” b/w “Love Can Do Most Anything.”
Strand of Oaks - Ambient For Change
Tim from Strand of Oaks says: "I wrote these five songs in the midst of heartbreak for the tragic events in our country. The one outlet that I have is music and the ability to create with the intention of helping. I improvised these songs to try and give language to the overwhelming emotion I was feeling and to try in a small way to lend my voice of support. I've spent a lot of my life talking and singing but there are no words on this record. Making these songs helped me be still and contemplate how I can be a better more loving person and stand against injustice and inequality. I hope that these songs bring peace but at the same time I hope that they can also provide a safe space for meditation and reflection on ways that we can all help be there for one another." All proceeds from this recording will be going to NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Superchunk – Clambakes Vols. 1–6, 8 & 9
Superchunk have released a whole bunch of volumes from their "Clambakes" live series. 100% of Volume 10's proceeds are still supporting NC Community Bail Fund of Durham and Durham FEAST.
Thrill Jockey - Proceeds to Anti-Racism Charities, and more
Today, Thrill Jockey released several LPs at a reduced price, with proceeds going to anti-racism charities, and released a handful of limited-edition color LPs that were unearthed during a recent warehouse clearout. Head to their bandcamp for details.
Tompkins Square - Imaginational Anthem Vol.X: Overseas Edition, MN Benefit Album, and more
Tompkins Square has a few exclusive release today, including Imaginational Anthem Vol. X: Overseas Edition and an exclusive pre-order for the new Josh Kimbrough album. Additionally, the label is offering 80% off Tompkins Square discography purchases and they released a new compilation, Out of the Ashes: A Benefit Album for Minneapolis, with proceeds going to local Minneapolis charities.
Ty Segall & Cory Hanson - "She's a Beam" and "Milk Bird Flyer"
Today, you can purchase the first ever studio-recorded and mastered release of the Ty Segall and Cory Hanson (Wand) singles “She’s a Beam” and “Milk Bird Flyer.”
Yep Roc - Robyn Hitchcock, The Minus 5, and more
Today, Yep Roc is offering new live releases from Robyn Hitchcock, The Minus 5, Los Straitjackets, Eleni Mandell, The Countdown Quartet, Darren Hanlon, Southern Culture on the Skids, and Tift Merritt recorded at YR15.
90+ Various Artists - Talk - Action = Zero
"Independent artists from around the world have come together to create Talk - Action = Zero: a compilation album that pays tribute to the countless black Americans who have been murdered due to police brutality. Talk - Action = Zero will be released Friday, June 5th exclusively on Bandcamp. The album was curated by Bank Robber Music and Rough Trade Publishing in just a few days, and all proceeds will benefit Black Visions Collective." The compilation album features over 90 songs, including previously unreleased music from Phantogram, Jesse Malin, Jay Watts, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf, Bartees Strange, Lonemoon, Rogue Wave, and Crashing Hotels, as well as contributions from Nick Andre, Worriers, Lateef The Truth Speaker, Sulene, Superchunk, and Damon & Naomi, as well as additional featured demos, vintage cuts, and live recordings.
Torres - "Too Big for the Glory Hole"
Torres just shared new single, and she's donating 100% of proceeds on Friday to The Loveland Foundation.
The Menzingers - "America Pt. 2"
Scranton/Philly punks The Menzingers released a jangly protest song that directly discusses the murder of George Floyd. All profits will benefit ActBlue's community bail funds fundraiser and Campaign Zero.
Kaonashi - "O' Ear Or Ailing Lawlessly, Or Give Me"
Rising, Equal Vision-signed post-hardcore/metalcore band Kaonashi released this new rager. "100% of proceeds will go towards the Philadelphia Bail Fund. Fuck the lyrics. Black lives matter. All cops are bad. R.I.P George Floyd."
Tomberlin - "Natural Light" (Casiotone for the Painfully Alone cover)
Sarah Beth Tomberlin is donating all proceeds from her new Casiotone for the Painfully Alone cover to Breonna Taylor's family. "The proceeds made on the days following will be donated to the Black Lives Matter fund and various funds that pay reparations to Black organizations in need," she writes. "(II've become aware of many funds during this time and want to contribute to as many as possible) "
Shygirl & Arca - "unconditional"
100% of funds generated from sales of Shygirl's new track, which Arca produced, will be divided between Black Lives Matter and Inquest UK.
Shamir - "Something That's Worth my Praises"
Shamir's new single "Something That's Worth my Praises" will only be available today, and half the proceeds will be split between the Center for Black Equity, Black Lives Matter Philly, and the Philadelphia Bail Fund.
Hot Snakes - "The Put You Up To This"
This is Hot Snakes' side of their 2018 split single with Mudhoney, released as a limited-edition 7" for Sub Pop's 30th anniversary. Released digitally for the first time ever and is only available for 24 hours.
Maassai - Unsounded Points of View
Brooklyn avant-rapper writes, "UPOV (Unsounded Points of View) is a short EP prompted by words created to summarize feelings that are difficult to describe. This project is maassai's attempt to tangibly express these feelings."
Phoebe Bridgers - Inner Demos
Old Man Gloom - "Willing Vessel" b/w "Storms In Our Eyes"
Having already released two killer full-length albums this year, Old Man Gloom released two more songs from those sessions to benefit various bail and legal defense fund, and other racial justice organizations.
Slow Mass - Music For Ears 3
Chicago indie/post-hardcore band Slow Mass have released another two-song single in their Music For Ears series, and 100% of profits are going to Liberation Library and the Du Nord Recovery Fund.
Shabazz Palaces - "Mega Church" (ft. Stas THEE Boss)
Not only is Shabazz Palaces' album The Don of Diamond Dreams one of 17 independent hip hop releases of 2020 we recommend buying on Bandcamp today, they have this new single out for today's Bandcamp fundraiser.
Thou - Nirvana covers album
Thou have done their fair share of Nirvana covers over the years, and now they've released 16 of them in one place. Read more here.
Aaron Turner - Interminable Conniption
Aaron Turner (of Isis, Sumac, Old Man Gloom, and more) also has a new EP out to benefit various racial justice and COVID-19 relief causes.
Goatsnake - "Breakfast with the King" b/w "Deathwish"
Stoner metal vets Goatsnake put out two previously unreleased tracks to benefit Color of Change.
Pyrrhon - "Rat King Lifecycle"
New York death metal oddballs Pyrrhon released the eight-minute closer off their upcoming album Abscess Time. Vocalist Doug Moore says, "The police hide their identities and cower behind shields and armor because they’re scared of losing their grip, and they should be. 'Rat King Lifecycle' is about posturing, coddled bullies like them getting what’s coming to them – an awful, gasping death, like they’ve inflicted on so many others." Bandcamp proceeds go to Campaign Zero.
Andrew Bird - Panthology Songs EP
Andrew Bird re-recorded six of his previous songs during shelter in place, and he's donating all proceeds from the EP to the NAACP.
The Chinkees - K.A. Music
Ska-punk vets The Chinkees released their first new EP in 18 years. Read more here.
LITHICS - Tower of Age
Portland's LITHICS just released their first album for Trouble in Mind. The band's minimal sound remains as jagged as a fallen icicle, recalling such post-punk groups as Delta 5 and Liliput.