Bands unite on compilation benefitting Pulse victims

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There’s no need for us to tell you what happened in Orlando recently : if you’re reading this you know, we also know, and it was horrible enough that we’re not going to focus on the tragic aspect here, but rather a little bit of hope ; almost 50 artists have joined forces on a compilation to benefit the victims and their families this week.

After such an attack on the LGBT community, we’ve seen sympathy and we’ve heard thoughts and prayers from a bunch of people, which sometimes felt a bit insincere, and without saying there’s a right or wrong way to help in a situation like this, this initiative definitely hits home.

As written on the compilation’s bandcamp page, “This compilation is a love letter to the community of Orlando, FL. Following the tragic events at Pulse Nightclub on June 12th, we wanted to show our support and love for our LGBT community the best way we knew how; through music. The tracks on this album were all individually contributed by the bands and artists themselves; artists from Orlando, New York, California, England, and all over the globe.”

Times are tough and sometimes we don’t have much money to spare to donate, but this is available from just $1 ; not only is it a stellar deal for all the amazing music you’ll be able to listen to, every little helps. No donation is too small : as of today over $5 million has already been raised on the Pulse Victims gofundme page ; and many people gave amounts as small as $5, which was able to make this happen. So if you have a quid to spare, please consider donating to either of these.

Tracklisting is as follows :

1. The Hotelier – Soft Animal
2. Foxing – Night Channels
3. Rozwell Kid – Sick Jackets (Demo Version)
4.Bad Religion – Change Of Ideas
5. Somos – Speak It’s Name (Unreleased Demo)
6. Kevin Devine – Gießen
7. Dikembe – Awful Machine
8. Anthony Green – I’m Sorry For Everything I’ve Ever Done
9. Ratboys – And (Demo Version)
10.Hesitation Wounds – Hands Up
11.Real Friends – Hebron
12.You Blew It! – Award of the Year Award (Acoustic)
13.Cayetana – Freedom 1313
14.Signals Midwest – Milkcrate
15.Allison Weiss – The Same
16.Superheaven – I’ve Been Bored
17.Turnstile – 7 / Keep It Moving (Live From Japan)
18.Pity Sex – Pin A Star
19.Dowsing – Feeling Better (Demo Version)
20.Rationale – Confines
21. Julien Baker – Rejoice
22.Into It. Over It. – 22 Syllables (Unreleased Studio Version)
23.Knuckle Puck – Wall To Wall
24.Taking Back Sunday – How I Met Your Mother (B-Side from Happiness Is)
25. PWR BTTM – Because My Body 0
26.Prawn – Old Souls
27.Title Fight – Dust Collector (B-Side from Hyperview)
28.Slingshot Dakota – Paycheck
29.Pinegrove – Old Friends
30.New Found Glory – Ready And Willing (Acoustic)
31.Julian – Hair
32.Petal – Left A Mark
33.The Menzingers – Deep Sleep (Alternative Acoustic Version)
34.Sorority Noise – Blissth (Original Demo)
35.Thin Lips – Never Again
36.Citizen – Weave Me (Into Yr Sin) (Live)
37.Tiny Moving Parts – Birdhouse
38.Half Waif – Overthrown
39.Turnover – Humblest Pleasures
40.Anti Flag – Close My Eyes
41.Chris Conley (of Saves The Day) – A Change Is Gonna Come (Sam Cooke Cover)
42.Hemming – All I Want
43.LVLY – Receiver
44.Laura Stevenson – Claustrophobe
45.Tigers Jaw – Cluster (Cave People)
46.Katie Ellen – Wild Heart
47.Basement – Comfort
48.Henrietta – Not Done Yet (Acoustic)
49.Modern Baseball – Just Another Face
Buy the compilation on bandcamp : Forever Beautiful: a collection of love for Orlando
Donate to the Pulse Victims Fund : Support Victims Of The Pulse Shooting
I live in Paris. My music taste is a mix of Emo, Pop/Punk,and everything in between. I want to be a journalist when I become an adult. When I’m not listening to sad bands or ranting about feminism, I do embroidery and watch Parks And Recreation.

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