Run For Cover & Will Yip raffling test pressings for charity; Citizen & Turnover donating webstore profits
Like Pure Noise Records, Run For Cover Records and some of their bands are selling merchandise to raise money for organizations that fight for racial justice.
The label is raffling off rare test presses from Modern Baseball, Turnover, Citizen, (Sandy) Alex G, Fiddlehead, Fury, and glass beach. The label writes:
Black Lives Matter.
We're raffling off test presses of RFC releases to raise funds for groups doing essential work needed to combat racism, end police brutality and empower Black communities. Your raffle entry or donation will go to the Black Lives Matter fund to end state-sanctioned violence, liberate Black people, and end white supremacy forever. RFC will match all entries and donations up to $2500 to Campaign Zero, an advocacy group dedicated to ending police violence in America.
You can enter the raffle as many times as you want for as many different test presses. Raffle winners will be chosen and contacted on Friday, June 5th. Purchase of one of the raffle entries on this page includes a free digital download of the release.
Enter the raffle HERE. It ends Friday (6/5).
Citizen are donating 100% of proceeds from their webstore to The Legal Rights Center, "an organization that provides free criminal defense services to low-income families and particularly people of color."
Turnover have some new items in their webstore, and proceeds from all items (new and old) will benefit Black Visions Collective, Black Lives Matter, The National Police Accountability Project, Unicorn Riot, and Food Bank For New York City.
Will Yip, who has produced several RFC bands and whose label Memory Music is affiliated with RFC, is also raffling off several test pressings and a custom snare drum used on many of his recordings. The test pressings are by Tigers Jaw, Anthony Green, La Dispute, Daylight (Superheaven), Seer Believer, and Former Member. All proceeds will go to ActBlue's community bail funds fundraiser, which splits your donation between over 70 different local bail funds. Enter HERE.
For other ways to help fight racism and police brutality, we put together a list of resources.