Exhibit A Compilation Announced To Benefit Southern Poverty Law Center
Seventeen punk and hardcore bands recently came together for an old school punk rock approach to raise money and awareness for a good cause. The Exhibit A compilation featuring sixteen exclusive tracks is set for release on October 7th with 100% of proceeds benefitting Southern Poverty Law Center*. Several former Getting It Out Podcast guests such as Be Well, School Drugs, and Every Scar Has A Story, are among the participants. Get the full tracklist below.
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Bitter Branches drummer Jeff Tirabassi comments, “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.”
Late last week, Bitter Branches premiered their contribution, a cover of PJ Harvey's "50ft Queenie", on Brooklyn Vegan.
“We’re all PJ fans and ‘50ft Queenie’ is a ripper (and Rid of Me is pretty much a perfect album). That tune in particular has raw, empowering, unapologetic, gender-bending fuck-you message that pokes fun at male posturing. I personally love taking shots at machismo whenever possible. Basically, women have more reasons to be pissed off and I also fear that people may mistake my vocals for ‘tough guy’ posturing. So honoring PJ Harvey’s general awesomeness was a no-brainer. And I get to sing about being a 50 foot queen.” Comments Tim Singer, vocalist of Bitter Branches.
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
*Exhibit A is in no way directly affiliated with Southern Poverty Law Center and is committing to a donation of 100% of sale proceeds to the organization. For more information visit https://www.splcenter.org/.