70+ artists & labels offering special releases & donations for Bandcamp’s Juneteenth fundraiser
In honor of Juneteenth, an annual holiday that celebrates the end of slavery (which is today, June 19th), Bandcamp has pledged to donate 100% of their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, "America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice" (and they will be doing this every Juneteenth in the future, too). In addition, many artists and record labels have pledged to make their own donations on top of that. Some also have exclusive releases out for today's fundraiser. You can find a list of some of the artists and labels participating below.
Sonic Youth - Perspectives Musicales - Live At Cat's Cradle 2000
Sonic Youth have been putting out a lot of archival material on Bandcamp lately, and here's a new live album for today's fundraiser.
ATO Records - Silence Is Not An Option
Brittany Howard, Drive-By Truckers, Hurray For the Riff-Raff, Nilüfer Yanya, My Morning Jacket, Nick Hakim, Alabama Shakes, Amyl and The Sniffers, Honey Harper, Jim James, The Claypool Lennon Delirium, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Temples, Margaret Glaspy, Natalie Prass, Okkervil River, Other Lives, Rodrigo y Gabriela and more are featured on this compilation from ATO Records, and 100% of net proceeds go to Black Lives Matter Greater NY, Color of Change, and Innocence Project.
Emily Reo - "One Eye on the Sky"
All Bandcamp proceeds today from Emily Reo's new single, "One Eye on the Sky," are going to The Okra Project & The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
With their 100% Campaign, Converge have been donating 100% of Bandcamp sales to a different non-profit each week. This week is the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Fund, which "has been established to help the Navajo Nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the Navajo Nation's only official COVID-19 fundraising and donation effort." Visit Converge's Bandcamp here.
UK punk/country/etc icons Mekons surprise released new album Exquisite today as a Bandcamp exclusive.
The Front Bottoms - Ukulele Versions
Secretly & Numero Group
Earlier this week, it was announced that the 20-year-old label Ghostly International merged with the Secretly group (Jagjaguwar, Dead Oceans and Secretly Canadian) and Numero Group. All of those labels will be "earmarking 100% of the label's share of digital revenue to a new, employee-led fund, which will gear all money toward anti-racism and racial justice initiatives and organizations."
Back in 2013, Canadian alt-rock band Sloan paid tribute to their early hardcore influences on a 7" that featured songs by Chris Murphy and Patrick Pentland in that style. They've never been available digitally before today. Sloan are committing to donating all proceeds raised from the sale of these tracks to supporting Black Lives Matter - Toronto.
Spirit Adrift - Angel & Abyss Redux EP
Nate Garrett says, "When Marcus and I caught wind that Bandcamp was donating its proceeds on June 19 2020 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, we felt compelled to contribute somehow. Since our forthcoming record has zero clean guitar on it, we thought it would be cool to do something with an 'unplugged' type of vibe." It features an acoustic version of "Angel & Abyss" from last year's great Divided By Darkness and covers of Roky Erickson and Jimi Hendrix. 100% of proceeds made from the EP will be donated to NAACP in perpetuity.
Toro y Moi - "Ordinary Guy" (feat. The Mattson 2) (Joe Baatan cover)
Toro y Moi writes, "I’m super excited to announce this release. It’s a cover of a song by a fellow Afro-Filipino, Joe Bataan. His music first caught my ear back in 2009 when Ryan Kattner of Man Man played it for me. I was immediately hooked by Joe’s music because, to me, he represented the impossible--he felt so comfortable in his skin and he had so much confidence and appeal." Toro will donate his share of proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund too.
Tunde Adebimpe - "PEOPLE"
TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimipe released this new single that he calls "a public service announcement." Proceeds will be divided between the Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, & the Movement for Black Lives.
Wilco / Jeff Tweedy
Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires - Reunions: Live At Brooklyn Bowl Nashville
Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires' livestreamed Reunions release show was a genuinely great performance -- one of the true gems of this whole livestream era -- the kind of thing you could picture being released as a live album. Now it is.
Fantastic Negrito - Black Roots Music
Fantastic Negrito is gearing up to release his new album Have You Lost Your Mind Yet? on August 14, but meanwhile he just put out a new Bandcamp-exclusive EP, Black Roots Music.
Deerhoof - To Be Surrounded By Beautiful, Curious, Breathing, Laughing Flesh Is Enough (ft. Wadada Leo Smith)
Deerhoof have released a liive album of a set that recorded with Wadada Leo Smith at Le Poisson RRouge during NYC's Winter Jazzfest. All proceeds go to Black Lives Matter in perpetuity. Smith says, "Black Lives Matter has been doing fantastic work in keeping the rights and the liberty issues up-front in the minds of the Americans and international peoples. I think that BLM organization is an excellent place to give support to and to help bring democratic practices into the American society."
clipping. - Chapter 319
clipping. released this two-song single which will benefit he GoFundMe for George Floyd’s daughter (the Official Gianna Floyd Fund), People’s Breakfast Oakland, The Okra Project, and Afrorack. "On all days thereafter, sales of these two tracks will be periodically collected and donated to organizations dedicated to racial justice."
SUNN O))) - 2018 rehearsal demos
Sault - Untitled (Black Is)
Sault's new album is out today and benefits various charitable funds.
theMind - "A Spike Lee Jawn"
To Whom it May Concern,
FUCK 12 and reparations have been due.
This song is a 400 year old invoice.
The Magik*Magik Orchestra - "The Impossible Dream"
The Magik*Magik Orchestra released an exclusive single to benefit San Francisco opera singer, Tim Blevins, who is featured on the track.
Goatsnake - "Breakfast with the King b/w Deathwish"
All proceeds made from the new Goatsnake single will benefit Color of Change today.
Carpark Records are donating theirr share of sales to The Marsha P. Johnson Institute and The Okra Project.
Cascine is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Additionally, they are selling five of the collages that appear in the artwork for Stadiums & Shrines Presents: Dreams, which will be matted and bundled with an original vinyl pressing of the compilation, with 100% of proceeds being donated to Black Table Arts and Juxtaposition Arts.
For any Cut Copy music purchased today, the band will donate 50% of proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund & 50% to the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service.
Alablaster dePlume will be re-printing and releasing his "I Was Gonna Fight Fascism, But” on his Bandcamp today and he'll donate all proceeds today to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and £5 per shirt thereafter.
Den-Mate - Hypnagogia
DC dream pop artist Den-Mate is releasing her new album Hypnagogia next week. Pre-orders up and two songs are streaming now, with all proceeds going to the NAACP.
Domino Records will donating 100% of their share to various charities, including Movement For Black Lives, Trans Women of Color Collective and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust.
Exploding in Sound
Father Daughter Records
felte is donating $1.00 from every physical or digital album/EP sold to the Transgender Law Center. Additionally, they are offering an exclusive pre-order of Mint Field's Sentimiento Mundial on LP and CD formats.
Fire Records is donating their share of profits (from digital sales) to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Fire Talk is donating their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Get Better Records
Get Better Records is donating their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Holy Roar will be releasing an exclusive cover of Nine Inch Nails' "Eraser" by THROES. In addition, they are offering a benefit single from Giver.
Hopeless Records is donating their share of any proceeds made today to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Keeled Scales are "donating 50% of all digital revenue (with the remaining 50% going to artists), 50% on soft merch, and 25% of all physical sales to the Austin Justice Coalition and the Austin chapter of the NAACP."
La Luz is donating 100% of the proceeds (their share of sales AND the artists' share of sales) to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Lakeshore Records is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Loma Vista are donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Luaka Bop is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Matador Records is donating their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Merge Records is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Mexican Summer is matching donations up to $10,000 to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund for the next week.
Ninja Tune is donating their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
NNA Tapes is donating their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Northern Spy Records
Northern Spy Records is donating their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
12XU is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Paradise of Bachelors
Paradise of Bachelors is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Partisan Records is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Perfume Genius is donating his share of sales from his excellent new album Set My Heart On Fire Immediately to Immigration Equality.
Long-running underground hip hop label Rhymesayers is donating proceeds to charity (they haven't said which ones).
Rough Trade Records
SAULT's new album, Untitled (Black Is), is a name-your-price download and that "proceeds will be going to charitable funds."
Smalltown Supersound / Prins Thomas
Smartpunk Records are donating all proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Suicide Squeeze is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Take This to Heart
Take This to Heart is donating all proceeds from special new release to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
Tompkins Square is donating their share of profits to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Additionally, they released new music from Josh Kimbrough, plus four deep-catalog titles available on Bandcamp for the first time.
Topshelf Records is donating proceeds to NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Black Lives Matter, and local community organizations.
Vile Creature (and Prosthetic Records)
Wharf Cat Records
Wharf Cat Records is donating 100% of the digital revenue they make today to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, or another charity of the artists' choosing.
Yep Roc Records
Yumi Zouma will be releasing bonus tracks from the Japanese versions of their records, Yoncalla and Willowbank, with all proceeds going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
As said in a post on the Amnesia Scanner Twitter account earlier this month, "Out of respect for current events happening in the US and around the world, we have decided to hold the release of our album, Tearless." That record is finally out today. All proceeds from purchases of the record will be benefit NAACP.
Owen Pallett says, "In an effort to match Bandcamp's pledge, I will track my revenue from Bandcamp during the period of June 5th to June 19th and donate 100% of my income in this regard to legal defense funds and local Toronto-based initiatives."
Today, Owen and Polyvinyl are making the entire Owen digital catalog (including his great new album The Avalanche) pay-what-you-want on Bandcamp, with 100% of the proceeds going to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Additionally, on top or instead of purchasing anything from the Owen/Polyvinyl store tomorrow, fans are encouraged to consider making a donation to "one of the many invaluable organizations supporting the fight against racial injustice" including Color of Change, the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Equal Justice Initiative, and The Loveland Foundation.
La Dispute are donating proceeds from anything purchased at their Bandcamp to the Trans Women of Color Collective.
Minus The Bear
The now-defunct Minus The Bear will donate their share of anything purchased from their Bandcamp to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, and as mentioned above, their label Suicide Squeeze is doing the same.
Tara Jane O'Neil
For the month of June, Tara Jane O'Neil is donating all proceeds from digital sales of her upcoming album Songs for Peacock to The Audre Lorde Project.
Moor Mother has shared three new soundscapes, "wading for the hour," "watch night service," and "day zero," inspired by the zine Waiting/Weighting/Wading Time: Juneteenth, Watch Night, + Emancipation Day by Rasheedah Phillips.
Sylvan Esso are joining Bandcamp in donating their portion of all sales from their page on Friday to NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
The Mountain Goats
The Mountain Goats are joining Bandcamp in donating their portion of all sales from their page on Friday to NAACP Legal Defense Fund.
More info at Bandcamp.