Good Riddance releasing benefit EP for World Food Programme (stream a track)
Santa Cruz punk vets Good Riddance are releasing a new benefit EP, Benefit for World Food Program USA, which features four not-yet-released songs from the sessions for last year's Thoughts and Prayers, and -- as the title suggests -- Good Riddance will donate 100% of the proceeds to the World Food Programme, which "works with U.S. policymakers, corporations, foundations and individuals to help provide financial and in-kind resources and develop policies needed to alleviate global hunger." The band writes:
Like many of you, not being able to go out to shows, or get together with friends, has been a kick in the teeth for us.
We have discussed ways in which our band can strive to maintain a connection with our friends and fans, and to do our modest part to bring a little joy during this uncertain time. As it turns out, we have a few new, unreleased songs, and we could not think of a better time to share them than right now!
100% of the proceeds from these releases will go to the World Food Programme (www.wfp.org), which is doing exceptional work feeding hungry people across the globe, as well as sending food, financial assistance, and much needed medical supplies, to parts of the world hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please enjoy these tunes, and make sure to let us know via social media what you guys think, and, more importantly, how you are all getting along as we trudge through these strange days together.
We trust everyone is finding ways to remain sane, and we cannot wait to get back out and see you all again soon!
Luke, Sean, Russ, and Chuck
A new song will come out each Thursday and the whole EP drops April 16 via Fat Wreck Chords. Lead single "Illusion of Control" is out now and it's a real ripper. Listen below...
1. Illusion Of Control
2. Hannibal Directive
3. Tempest Tossed
4. Behind These Walls