Bandcamp announced that all of the money they make today, February 3 will be donated to the ACLU. The charitable gesture comes off the back of Donald Trump’s recent executive order and arrives amid a wave of support for the national organization as they fight back against the temporary halt on immigration from seven Middle East and African countries.
So now is the perfect time to be downloading music from Bandcamp. With that in mind, here are a bunch of suggestions from The FADER as to what you could download today.
All proceeds from this tear-filled and tear-jerking song already get split between Planned Parenthood Federal and Planned Parenthood Action Fund, so really go ham.
Download: "Forever, as the Setting Son"
3. Ash Koosha
Hearing these Ghanaian worshippers shout “Peace and prosperity, fruitfulness in the land” in both English and their native language might be what you need to hear right about now.
Download: I Have My Liberty!
Lil Ugly Mane's new album as Bedwetter sees him rap freely about his experience with depression and mental health. It also came with a timely and powerful message to fans on Facebook about his experiences seeking medical help for his troubles. Music is rarely as open as this.
8. Dur-Dur Band
The Somali band’s 1987 album gives a priceless insight into the pioneering sounds happening in the capital Mogadishu twenty years ago.
Download: Volume 5
Seattle band Krill split in 2015 but they linger on Bandcamp. Vinyl's been sold out for a minute but digital is forever (maybe).
New Brooklyn hardcore punk. Classic fuck-the-patriarchy shit. Songs to bump when you need some confidence.
Download: "Mentality (Demo)"
13. Hop Along
An excellent album from the Philly folk-rock band that you actually have to buy in order to listen to the whole thing. Worth it.
Download: Painted Shut
14. Gorgeous Bully
Thomas Crang calls the northern city of Manchester in England his home and, under the name Gorgeous Bully, he crafts grungy pop songs with a sharp-wit and keen eye for self-deprecation. 2016 EP Nobody Hates You As Much As You Hate Yourself is the perfect introduction.
Last week saw the sad and untimely death of rap producer James Laurence, one half of Friendzone. This 2013 album was the start for an artist who went on to collaborate with A$AP Rocky, Yung Lean, and Mykki Blanco.