Featuring tracks from punk and hardcore bands such as Bitter Branches, GEL, Be Well, Truth Cult and more, this 17 track compilation will raise money for the Alabama-based organisation who promote civil rights. You’re getting a lot of punk bang for your buck with this release!
If punk is about encouraging people to stand up for what they believe in and act to make a difference to the world, then this compilation is staying true to the very heart of punk!
Released on October 7th, 100% of the proceeds from both physical and digital sales will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, an Alabama-based non-profit organization focused on ensuring the promise of civil rights. The compilation was put together by Bitter Branches‘ drummer Jeff Tirabassi as a call to action against the political and civil injustices taking place in the United States and beyond. He says:
“The kids need to have their say again. I thought it would be a great idea to collect songs from these bands we connected with during the pandemic for a compilation, much like Dischord did for the State of the Union Compilation in 1989. This comp was a game changer/eye opener effecting change and raising awareness through the power of a diverse music scene in DC.
We chose the Southern Poverty Law Center as our organization to benefit since they have a single focus of protecting the rights of the disenfranchised. With people under constant attack for their race, sexual orientation, and keeping control of their own bodies, this was the most important cause we all agreed would be the best to focus on.”
The compilation features contributions from up and coming bands like HIRS Collective, School Drugs and Faim, plus newer projects from seasoned vets such as Be Well and Every Scar Has A Story. Aptly, the first song released from the compilation comes from Bitter Branches who debuted their cover of PJ Harvey’s ‘50ft Queenie‘.
‘Exhibit A’ is available to buy on multiple physical formats covering all your listneing needs! You can get hold of vinyl co-released by Atomic Action and Hellminded, or cassettes by Knife Hits (for US) and Ugly and Proud and Shove Records for those in the EU.
You can order digital copies now and vinyl will be shipping in December. To find out how to order your copy, click HERE.
Exhibit A Tracklist:
FAIM – Stepping Stone
GEL – Guided Meditation
Exhalants – Sociopathetic
Every Scar Has A Story – I’m Chasing Ghosts
Multicult – Calibration
HIRS Collective – Eighth Rank Promotion/Living In Lead
Easy Prey – A Reconciliation
Crossed Keys – RIP Arch Street
Rid Of Me – Sabotage (Beastie Boys cover)
Therapy – Shadows
School Drugs – Broken
Fashion Week – Christian Eeyore
Be Well – Erased
Bitter Branches – 50ft Queenie (PJ Harvey cover)
Truth Cult – Remain In Light
Dead Torches – Self-Destructing Memo
Faking – Derailed
Hear some tracks from the compilation….
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