Pure Noise donating webstore profits; many PN bands selling racial injustice benefit merch
Starting yesterday and continuing today (6/4), Pure Noise Records will be donating $2 for every $1 spent in any of their webstores up to $10,000 to Black Lives Matter, the NAACP Legal Defense fund, and Colin Kaepernick's Know Your Rights Camp. "Fuck racism, fuck police brutality," the label writes.
There are tons of great ways to spend your money and help these causes in Pure Noise's webstore, which includes the new Bouncing Souls single "World On Fire" and an accompanying tee shirt, pre-orders for the first Strike Anywhere EP in 11 years and matching attire and other merch, and music/merch from Knocked Loose, END, Rotting Out, Terror, The Story So Far, Spanish Love Songs, Counterparts, Stick To Your Guns, Meg and Dia, Moon Tooth, Year of the Knife, Take Offense, Microwave, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Sanction, Drug Church, State Champs, Less Than Jake, Reggie and the Full Effect, Senses Fail, and much more.
Check out their store HERE.
UPDATE: For Bandcamp's Friday (6/5) fundraiser, Pure Noise are donating all proceeds to the Peoples City Council Freedom Fund.
Many individual bands on Pure Noise are also selling their own custom merch to benefit similar causes:
SeeYouSpaceCowboy, who are based on the both the West and East Coasts, are also selling a "These Pigs Must Be Undone" t-shirt with 100% of proceeds going to the Brooklyn Bail Fund and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.
Louisville's Knocked Loose and Portland's Dying Wish are selling a collaborative "Enemies In Blue" tee (which references their collab single "Enemies In Red" with 50% of proceeds going to the Portland Freedom Fund and 50% going to the Louisville Community Bail Fund. "We stand in solidarity with the protesters across the United States defending black lives, and rebelling against police brutality," the bands write. It's available to pre-order through Saturday (6/6) at noon PST.
Year of the Knife are selling a tee-shirt that depicts a cop car on fire and donating 100% of net proceeds to Reclaim the Block and the Philadelphia Community Bail Fund. Order yours here.
Bouncing Souls are also selling a "fuck racism" tee that will benefit the Black Visions Collective. Order yours here.
Rotting Out are selling a tee shirt with a photo on the front of "Oakland Brown Beret (Michael Rivera) and Black Panther (?) at the Alameda County Court House in Downtown Oakland in 1968 at a Free Huey Newton Rally." The back says "black power, brown power, anti cop, anti racism." All proceeds benefit The Los Angeles Peoples City Council Freedom Fund. Order here.
Terror are selling a tee that says "your enemies are mine" and donating 50% of the proceeds to the Floyd family's memorial fund and 50% to The Bail Project. Pre-orders end Friday, June 12.
And not Pure Noise but same genre: Code Orange, Turnstile, Every Time I Die, and Vein have teamed up to auction off a bundle of rare test presses, with all proceeds going to ActBlue's community bail funds fundraiser.
Strike Anywhere also posted the following:
Hardcore supergroup END (who are on Closed Casket Activities but whose vocalist Brendan Murphy's band Counterparts are on Pure Noise and whose upcoming debut album Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face can also be purchased in the Pure Noise webstore) write the following:
This Friday, June 5, we release our debut LP, Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face. It doesn't feel like an appropriate time to be promoting music and we intentionally ignored yesterday's release of our latest single, while members of END and the label worked on non-profit projects instead. We decided to launch our latest music video for the single 'Hesitation Wounds,' which was filmed by Eric Richter, as we approach release day, and will be donating 100% of profit from END merchandise sold through the Closed Casket Activities store now through this weekend to the American Civil Liberties Union in an attempt to support our communities that are suffering. Over a year was spent creating this album and we are all incredibly proud of the final product, but not proud of taking up space for more important voices, so you won't be hearing much more from us for the time being. Thank you and enjoy the record.
Here's the new video:
For other ways to help fight racism and police brutality, we put together a list of resources.