Bandcamp Support Racial Justice By Donating Juneteenth Proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund
Always taking a positive lead in the underground music community, Bandcamp recently made a statement pledging it’s support for racial justice, equality and change, opting to donate 100 % of profits this Juneteenth (and every following Juneteenth) to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. So you can rock out, support your favorite bands, and take action all at the same time.
Listen to these recent Bandcamp album releases.
Patrick Ames – Reawakened 2020 (Single) (Rock n’ Roll, Gospel Rock, Blues, Singer Songwriter)
Punchy, Soulful Rock & Roll with a Gospel Soul you can’t help but get swept away in. Also, The weekend of June 19-21st, Patrick Ames will donate all his proceeds from Bandcamp (Reawakened 2020) to NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Spend $1/donate $1.
New energy and new mastering is given to the classic political song of the Trump era. Jon Ireson has taken Ames’ rockhouse gospel and amped it up for the upcoming 2020 elections. TURN this one up and see if your heart isn’t beating a little faster by the ending salvo. It’s a reminder to vote!
Chris Ianuzzi – Planetaria (Album) (Electronic, Symphonic, IDM, Experimental, Synth)
Electronic music innovator Chris Ianuzzi delivers a masterful exercise in chaos (organized or unorganized, you be the judge) on “Planetaria”, an album that leaves a mark on your consciousness. Highly recommended music for fans of everything from Amon Tobin, Aphex Twin and Oneohtrix Point Never to Ben Frost, Brian Eno, Alessandro Cortini, the list goes on.
Delve into “Planetaria” below.
Zilla With Her Eyes Shut – Self-Titled (Album) (Avant-Pop, Alternative Pop, R&B, Electronica)
Accidental Records present the debut self-titled album from classical pianist come pop surrealist, Zilla With Her Eyes Shut. Highly recommended release for fans of dark, innovative electronica-infused music, from M.I.A and Grimes to FKA Twigs and Björk.
2Pac – All Eyez On Me
You didn’t know? Death Row Records are now (partially) on Bandcamp, with several classic albums now available for streaming and purchase. Why not pick up one of 2Pac’s absolutely essential classics?
Nyxem – Behind the Veil of Light (Album) (Synthwave, Metal)
Nyxem, the solo project of San Diego-based composer Jonah Hontos, sounds like something of a musical electrocution, melding synthwave, metal, prog, and game music into a powerful signature sound on hyper-drive.
Joan Torres’s All Is Fused – Revolution (Album) (Jazz, Instrumental, Progressive)
Bassist, composer, producer Joan Torres has lead the Jazz Fusion ensemble All Is Fused since 2011. The ensemble has been described as going “far beyond complex musical ideas managing to weave in a true sonic narrative” in their music (Music News 2016). Throughout several releases they have appealed to genre and non-genre fans alike. Their 2019 album “Revolution” recently won Best Album (Funk/Fusion/Jam) at the Independent Music Awards. With it’s massive musical scope and inspired performance, it’s easy to see why this release is a critics favorite.
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher (Album) (Indie Folk, Singer Songwriter)
Phoebe Bridgers wrote her first song at age 11, spent her adolescence at open mic nights, and busked through her teenage years at farmers markets in her native Los Angeles. By age 20, she’d caught the ear of Ryan Adams, who listened to her perform her song “Killer” and invited her to record it in his studio the next day. The session grew into the three-song ‘Killer’ EP, and she hasn’t looked back.
Thou – Blessings Of The Highest Order (Album) (Metal, Sludge, Doom)
One of the most brilliant (and far and away the heaviest) takes on Nirvana’s music I’ve ever heard. It works so well. Kudos to Thou and Robotic Empire Records for another superb release. Read our review.
Azusa – Loop of Yesterdays (Album) (Metal, Avant-Garde, Doom)
Read Jon Ireson’s recent review of Azusa’s album, high recommended for heavy music fans of all stripes.
Mohamed Assani – Wayfinder (Album) (World, Electronic, Indian, Pakistani, Ambient, Jazz)
Mohamed Assani‘s new album Wayfinder is a mighty artistic statement spanning many genres and traditions, experimental and bold, yet grounded in peace and freedom of spirit.
Mohamed Assani is an award-winning sitar player and composer, known for being a proactive ambassador for his rich musical tradition. He has brought the sitar to new audiences through innovative, genre-bending collaborations. According to the Georgia Straight, “Assani is both deeply rooted in the artistic traditions of South Asia and a one-of-a-kind innovator.”
Sundogs – The Code (Album) (Classic Rock, Jazz Fusion, Jam Band, Rock and Roll)
Seattle-based Classic Rock Jazz Fusion band Sundogs have evolved their signature sound on third full-length album “The Code”. Led by Stan Snow and Jed Moffitt, Sundogs recorded the album at Magellan Creek Studios. On “The Code”, Sundogs sound like a seasoned rock and roll band having a blast.
The new album has 12 songs that were recorded and filmed in 2019. There are some legendary musicians on this album. Alan White (YES, John Lennon) plays drums on the song Freedom. Ben Smith (Heart) plays drums on Pick It Up, Ride and Jennifer.
Guy Grogan – Same Morning Light (Indie Rock, Singer Songwriter)
Santa Fe, NM Indie Alternative Singer Songwriter Guy Grogan has returned with a new full-length album entitled “Same Morning Light”. This release is an overall more intimate set of songs and “folkier” atmospheres in which he continues to pursue the art of the song.
From the Artist:
This was a special record for me. I mean, they all are, but with this one I really felt like I went deep into the writing and was able to achieve some distance between simply drawing from personal experiences to a broader imagining of someone else’s experiences or feelings and writing from their point of view…less autobiographical, but no less intimate.
Shawna Virago – Heaven Sent Delinquent (Electric Single Mix) (Single) (Folk Punk, Rock n’ Roll, Punk)
Transgender music pioneer and cult solo acoustic artist Shawna Virago has released her latest single, an electric version of her song ‘Heaven Sent Delinquent’ (Tranimal Records).
‘Heaven Sent Delinquent’ is about hope in seemingly stark times, like those we currently find ourselves in, and channeling your life force to escape oppressive circumstances.
IDLES – Ultra Mono (Album) (Post-Punk, Punk)
Following Brutalism (2017) and Joy as an Act of Resistance (2018), two releases that garnered global critical acclaim, IDLES return with their highly anticipated third album – Ultra Mono. Sonically constructed to capture the feeling of a hip-hop record (including production contribution from Kenny Beats), the album doubles down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. Not far beneath the surface of their self-admitted sloganeering lies a deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses. This is momentary acceptance of the self. This is Ultra Mono.
Ultra Mono will be released on 25th September 2020 on Partisan Records.
Post Death Soundtrack – Final Days (Punk, Post-Punk, Rock)
Vancouver post-punk outfit Post Death Soundtrack revel in the “Final Days”.
My Autumn Amor – Your Life Is A Song (Acoustic, Alternative, Pop Punk)
My Autumn Amor is L.A. based songwriter Thomas Monroe. The debut album released Valentines Day. Title track “Your Life Is A Song” was debuted by Nic Harcourt at KCSN Los Angeles and Tokyo, Japan station INTERFM on the Guy Perryman show. The track features actress/dancer/choreographer – Yuki Noda from Osaka, Japan.
Björk – Homogenic (Album) (Electronic, Pop)
Recently Björk announced she would be adding her whole discography to Bandcamp in support of Black Lives Matter. Listen to her excellent “Homogenic” album below.