Bandcamp to drop exclusive Abortion Access Benefit Compilation Friday

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By Grace Koennecke, Columns Editor 

On Wednesday, multiple artists including Sleater-Kinney, Soccer Mommy, R.E.M., and Fleet Foxes dropped exclusive tracks for Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All, a Bandcamp exclusive compilation benefiting non-profit work to provide abortion access.

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The compilation will only be available for purchase for 24 hours this Friday, also known as Bandcamp Friday, when the company on the first Friday of every month waives their revenue share to help support artists who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All will feature unreleased recordings that include new songs, covers, remixes, live versions, and demos. Its net proceeds will go towards the Brigid Alliance, a referral-based service that provides travel, food, lodging, childcare, and other logistical support for people seeking abortions.

The new project will also aid Noise for Now, which works with the Abortion Care Network to support independent abortion clinics. 

The entire list of artists on the compilation is as such: Amanda Shires, Jason Isbell, Andrew Bird, Animal Collective, Annie DiRusso, Bob Weir & Wolf Bros, Bully, Caroline Spence, Erin Rae, Michaela Anne, Tristen, Cat Power, Charlie Hickey, Daniel Rossen, David Byrne and Devo, Death Cab for Cutie, Dirty Projectors, Disq, Emma Bradley, Fleet Foxes, Foals, Gia Margaret, Grouplove, Hand Habits, Jayla Kai, Kills Birds, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard, Mac DeMarco, Mary Lattimore, Maya Hawke, My Morning Jacket, the Neverly Boys, Overcoats, Pearl Jam, Pluralone, PUP, R.E.M., She & Him, Silversun Pickups, Sleater-Kinney, Soccer Mommy, Squirrel Flower, STS9, Sunflower Bean, Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes, Tegan and Sara, Tenacious D, Thao & the Get Down Stay Down, The Album Leaf, the Regrettes, Tune-Yards, Ty Segall, Water From Your Eyes, and Wet Leg.

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