17 Artists You Can Download On Bandcamp Today To Help The ACLU

All proceeds made by the streaming platform on February 3 will be donated to the organization.

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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.

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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.

1. Emma Ruth Rundle
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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"

2. Mal Devisa
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Mal Devisa's powerful, bluesy folk songs showcase her heartbreaking vocals perfectly. Her 2016 album was one of our favorites.

Download: Kiid

3. Ash Koosha
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London-based artist Ash Koosha was born in Iran and now finds himself unable to travel to America thanks to Trump's EO. His multi-layered 2016 album I AKA I is a melodic piece of experimentalism which lines him up alongside peers such as Arca and Actress.

Download: I AKA I

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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!

5. Sheer Mag
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Shout out to Bandcamp being the only place you can buy and stream Sheer Mag tunes online.

Download: III

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.

Download: volume 1: flick your tongue against your teeth and describe the present

7. Swet Shop Boys
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Swet Shop Boys's "T5," with its lyrics of "Inshallah, mashallah/ Hopefully no martial law," has been adopted by protestors as an anthem since news of Trump's executive order emerged last week.

Download: Cashmere

The Somali band’s 1987 album gives a priceless insight into the pioneering sounds happening in the capital Mogadishu twenty years ago.

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Download: Volume 5

9. Krill
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Seattle band Krill split in 2015 but they linger on Bandcamp. Vinyl's been sold out for a minute but digital is forever (maybe).

Download: Steve Hears Pile in Malden and Bursts Into Tears

10. HVAC
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New Brooklyn hardcore punk. Classic fuck-the-patriarchy shit. Songs to bump when you need some confidence.

Download: "Mentality (Demo)"

11. Past Life

One of the best things about Bandcamp is its extensive collection of EPs from scrappy new bands. This is the only thing Past Life has released, and it rocks, so name your price.

Download: EP 1

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12. Ohbliv
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Check out the Richmond, VA producer's 2016 beat tape which features 18 original cuts.

Download: Lewse Joints V

13. Hop Along
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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
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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.

Download: Nobody Hates You As Much As You Hate Yourself

15. Sugg Savage
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These three songs from L.A. rapper Sugg Savage will get the party started and make you happy.

Download: "Party Dawg," "Let'z," and "Funk Bounce"

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16. Objects Limited

This compilation by women producers is a must listen. Proceeds from the comp are going to Black Lives Matter and LGBTQ charity The Albert Kennedy Trust. It is a pre-order right now but you get 5 tracks straight away when you make your purchase.

Download: Object: Resistance

17. Friendzone
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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.

Download: DX

17 Artists You Can Download On Bandcamp Today To Help The ACLU