Good Music, in collaboration with NOISE FOR NOW, announced the Good Music To Ensure Safe Abortion Access To All compilation earlier this week.
The new fundraising compilation will benefit organizations facilitating abortion access and features genre-spanning previously unreleased recordings including never-before-heard new songs, covers, remixes, live versions, and unreleased demos. The compilation will be available for only 24 hours exclusively on Bandcamp this Friday, October 7th starting at 12am PT as part of the Bandcamp Fridays initiative. Follow Good Music via Bandcamp for first access to the album: https://goodmusiccomp.bandcamp.com.
Today, fans get an early listen to Wet Leg’s contribution – a demo of their song “Loving You.” The original track is found on the duo’s celebrated self-titled debut album.
The compilation also features songs from artists that include Amanda Shires x Jason Isbell, Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, Cat Power, Daniel Rossen, David Byrne x Devo, Death Cab for Cutie, Fleet Foxes, Gia Margaret, Grouplove, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Mac DeMarco, Maya Hawke, Overcoats, Pearl Jam, PUP, The Regrettes, R.E.M., Sleater-Kinney, Soccer Mommy, Tegan and Sara, Thao x Tune-Yards, Ty Segall and more, with the compilation’s cover art created by Kim Gordon.
100% of the net proceeds will benefit non-profit organizations working to provide abortion care access to all: Brigid Alliance – a referral-based service that provides travel, food, lodging, child care and other logistical support for people seeking abortions; and NOISE FOR NOW who are working with Abortion Care Network to support independent abortion clinics.
“NOISE FOR NOW is thrilled to see these incredible artists rally around Abortion Rights,” notes Amelia Bauer, Executive Director of NOISE FOR NOW. “We know that this stellar group of musicians stands with the majority of Americans in believing that decisions about if and when to grow a family are deeply personal, and we must trust people to make those decisions for themselves without shame, stigma or criminalization. Abortion is healthcare. Liberate Abortion!” In addition to the compilation, fans can also pre-order t-shirts featuring Kim Gordon’s “Liberate Abortion” artwork via NOISE FOR NOW
Courtney Barnett’s Here and There festival is officially underway with the first half of the tour now complete. The first 7 shows featured incredible performances from Lucy Dacus, Snail Mail, Alvvays, They Hate Change, Faye Webster, Bartees Strange, The Beths, Quinn Christpherson, Hana Vu and Caroline Rose. The tour will now head to the West Coast where Barnett will be joined at various points by Arooj Aftab, Bedouine, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Sleater-Kinney, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. As Paste Magazine put it, “If a festival tour with a rotating lineup of some of the best indie-rock artists out there right now compiled by an excellent artist in her own right sounds like a dream to you, we’re here to inform you that you’re wide awake and it’s happening.” A full city-by-city summary can be found below.
To celebrate the incredible coming together of these wonderful artists, Barnett has today released a very rare and limited edition run of 600 cassette tapes where all funds raised will go to the National Network of Abortion Funds and Advocates for Youth.
Courtney Barnett’s Here and There festival is officially underway with the first shows featuring the masterful Quinn Christopherson and the always incredible Lucy Dacus. Also joining Barnett at various points on the line-up will be Alvvays, Arooj Aftab, Bartees Strange, Bedouine, Caroline Rose, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Faye Webster, Fred Armisen, Hana Vu, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Men I Trust, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, The Beths, They Hate Change, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. A full city-by-city summary can be found here.
Courtney Barnett today announces ‘Here And There,’ a boutique touring festival with a rotating line-up featuring many of the most exciting songwriters in music today. This August and September, Barnett will take the one-day, one-stage festival to 15 locations around North America, each city with an extraordinary and unique line-up.
Joining Barnett at various points on the line-up will be Alvvays, Arooj Aftab, Bartees Strange, Bedouine, Caroline Rose, Chicano Batman, Ethel Cain, Faye Webster, Fred Armisen, Hana Vu, Indigo De Souza, Japanese Breakfast, Julia Jacklin, Leith Ross, Lido Pimienta, Lucy Dacus, Men I Trust, Quinn Christopherson, Sleater-Kinney, Snail Mail, The Beths, Waxahatchee, and Wet Leg. A full city-by-city summary can be found below.
Barnett says: “When I was a kid I would make mix-tapes and dream up my own festivals, I’d even design the t-shirts and pair up musicians for iconic collaborations. I’d listen to the mix-tape and pretend it was the live recording of a concert, all my favorite artists on stage together. 10 years ago I wrote this lyric: “I got lost somewhere between here and there, I’m not sure what the town was called”. Whether that was meant to be interpreted as a geographical, emotional or philosophical journey, I thought it was the perfect title for my roaming festival.
This concept was something that remained floating in the back of my mind when I started playing music. Here And There feels like a natural culmination of energy after years of touring, and ten years of working on my label Milk! Records. It’s something I’ve been forever daydreaming about, and part of an always evolving project to share spaces and build new platforms for art and artists that I believe in.
It’s always been important to me to share the stage with people that I admire and artists that inspire me, which is why I’m so excited and grateful to announce this amazing lineup.”
Courtney is thrilled to have The Ally Coalition (TAC) at Here and There. TAC will be partnering with Here And There to provide site-specific programs throughout the tour. Founded in 2013 by Jack Antonoff (Bleachers) and fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, TAC is committed to bettering the lives of LGBTQ youth through tours, campaigns and partnerships, providing support to organizations serving LGBTQ Youth. TAC partners with artists and uses their platforms to raise awareness of the systemic inequalities facing the LGBTQ population and activate prominent members of the creative community and their fan bases to engage with these issues in meaningful and impactful ways. This year, TAC is touring with a range of incredible artists, including Courtney Barnett, Bleachers, Big Thief, Faye Webster, Beach Bunny and Caroline Rose.
Courtney is partnering with Plus1 to donate $1/ticket to TAC and their work supporting LGBTQ Youth across the country.
8/8/2022 – Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland
Sleater-Kinney is announcing their first ever self-produced album Path of Wellness out June 11, 2021 on Mom + Pop. This is Sleater-Kinney’s 10th full length studio album. The album single is “Worry About You.”
In the midst of 2020’s endless turbulence, Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker wrote and recorded the album in Portland, OR. They welcomed local musicians in the studio to bring their vision to life. For the first time, the band also took the reins and self-produced the eleven-track offering. With their new release, the band deliver a provocative, powerful, and poetic statement when alternative music and culture could use it the most. Check out the full track listing below.
Path Of Wellness
High in the Grass
Worry With You
Complex Female Characters
Down The Line
Sleater-Kinney is touring in August.
2021 “IT’S TIME TOUR”
Thu-Aug-05 Spokane, WA – First Interstate Center for the Arts *
Sleater-Kinney – All Hands on the Bad One (kill rock stars 2000)
By Jeanne Kalosieh
They are the saviors of rock.
They know how to rock. Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker, and Janet Weiss are painfully smarter than the competition and they know it. All Hands on the Bad One is another chapter in the Sleater-Kinney textbook. The Bad One is sassier, classier, and rougher than anything they’ve written in the past. After the first listen, you may not like it as much as you thought you would. But swallow it down, that jagged little pill.
The Bad One is a much more political album, and Sleater-Kinney could give a shit if you’re a member of their party. After living through a year of misogynist music, Fred Durst, Detroit rappers, and Woodstock rapers, is it any wonder that Sleater-Kinney lashed out? This band is a different brand of girl-power – one that doesn’t victimize women or pretty them up. Rather, this brand exalts women’s innate ass-kicking potential. It’s the brand that popular culture forgot exists.
Tucker’s unbridled wailing strikes out with a caustic aftertaste that wasn’t as harsh on their last CD, The Hot Rock. The guitars are less intricate; there’s little head-on collision this time around. Brownstein and Tucker are playing on the same stylistic plane, making the harmonies a bit less fierce. The power of the Bad One lies elsewhere. The bite comes from the overlapping and energy shifting on the vocals. Brownstein sings with clean precision, while Tucker’s yelping soars and Weiss acts as the shadow.
Some of the better songs include the head-banging “Ironclad,” the party-pooper salute, “You’re No Rock N Roll Fun,” the ear-ripping “Youth Decay,” and the funny, scorned-lover tune, “Milkshake and Honey.” To hear Sleater-Kinney working together at their best, try the title track, which contains the album’s most inventive musical arrangement.
To sum up the Bad One’s presiding emotional charisma, listen to the killer track, “Male Model.” A fed-up Tucker sings “he talks to me in my sleep. Does he write my songs for me? Should I try to play just like him? You always measure me by him. I’m so sick of tests. Go ahead and FLUNK MY ASS!! Cuz you don’t own the situation honey, you don’t own the stage. We’re here to join the conversation, we’re here to raise the stakes.”