Frankie Cosmos, Mutual Benefit, Why Bonnie, and 49 other acts feature on For Palestine, a benefit compilation organized by the New York-based “printed music showpaper” GUNK. The digital album is available for purchase on Bandcamp at a pay-what-you-can price point, starting at $7. Its first track, a demo of Adelyn Strei’s “Innocuous Night,” is available to stream as a free sample.
“100% of donations of For Palestine will support Palestinian organizing efforts worldwide and relief in Gaza, splitting between the Palestinian Youth Movement — a transnational grassroots and independent movement of Palestinian and Arab youth struggling toward the liberation of Palestine, and Anera’s rapid response relief aid: distributing hygiene kits, food, and blood donations in Gaza,” GUNK founders Ceci Sturman and Hannah Pruzinsky write in a press release.
Following an October 7 surprise attack in which Hamas fighters killed roughly 1,400 Israelis (including 260 attendees of a music festival) and took roughly 240 more hostage, Israel’s retaliation has been swift and brutal. As of Monday, November 13, more than 11,100 Gazans — about half a percent of the densely inhabited strip’s population — had died due to Israel’s ongoing airstrikes, ground invasion, and blockade. Among Gaza’s dead are more than 4,000 children, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health.
Listen to “Innocuous Night (demo)” above, and check out For Palestine’s cover art and full complement of contributors — in alphabetical order, as is the compilation’s tracklist — below.
For Palestine cover art and contributor list
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