The three legendary California punk bands have come together to deliver a message of unity and self-reliance with a high-energy charity punk anthem!
The California punk pioneers have come together in the name of charity and, calling themselves The Crew, have released the single ‘One Voice’ to raise money for the music charity Musack.
Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge said of the project: “Collaborating with Tim Armstrong, Mike Muir, and Matt Freeman has been an awesome experience and obviously, Byron Mcmackin and I go way back.
“Byron and I had a demo of ‘One Voice’ laying around for a couple of years, and I thought it would be cool to bring a couple of old friends in, to breathe some new life into it. Watching these guys lay down their own personal trademark styles on this song was nothing short of amazing!”
The proceeds from this song will go to the charity Musack. Since 2009, Musack give kids and teens a voice through music by providing guitars, drums and support for music teachers. Musack makes music happen with programs in Nantucket, Los Angeles, Compton, Appalachia, Cuba, Australia, Alaska, New Mexico, and Haiti.
“I think it’s safe to safe we’re all pretty fucking stoked on the final product, and being able to donate proceeds to Musack feels pretty awesome as well. “Fletchers says.
Emmy-winning writer and producer Donick Cary, who’s also the President of the Musack charity, explains that the charity started after several teen suicides in his hometown of Nantucket island.
“The isolation and claustrophobia of the winter there and being a teen in general… I really thought about what got me through the long winters and the teen years. And the answer was music.
“A new band/song would somehow appear and change everything… The Clash … Ramones… The Specials… Dead Kennedys… This is Boston, not LA would somehow appear, and then you could SHOUT it off! All the hopeless bullshit… all the being told what to do. Music connected you to the world and made it possible to get through one more day.
“We hear the kids raging and rocking all over the world now. Inspired by Woody Guthrie’s guitar – ‘this machine kills fascists’ – we always tell the kids ‘this machine will do whatever you want it to do… make a girl love you… tell your teachers to fuck off… kill a bad mood… whatever you need!’
“Anyway, it’s been a long year, tough year to be a human, ” Donick concludes. “The islands got smaller… weirder… scarier… to be a teen right now? SHIT! I am so excited for us all to come out of hiding raging with this tune… we’re back… we’re here… we’re ready to rock and dance. One Voice – Fuck you!”
The Crew’s Charity Song, ‘One Voice’ is available on all streaming platforms via Epitaph Records
The cover for the Crew’s charity song features original art by Tim Armstrong and the pressing will be limited to 500 copies sold in five unique colourways. Vinyl Pre-orders are available at stayfreerecordings.bandcamp.com. THE RECORD WILL SHIP THE FIRST WEEK OF JULY 2021.
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