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Fifty bands and Bub announce anti-RFRA equality compilation


It's no surprise this cool project is coming from local label Joyful Noise — the now-internationally recognized label has always championed Hoosier-centric projects. This one — a biggie — highlights 50 bands in a LGBT fundraising effort post-RFRA. Purchasers get all 51 tracks via digital download, and can choose the track of their choosing as a lathe-cut single. All funds support Freedom Indiana, the ACLU of Indiana, and Indy Pride. 

Here's the list of participating bands (check out all those Hoosiers!) Asterisks denote rare or previously unreleased tracks. 

Andrew Dost (of fun.) *
Apache Dropout *
Balmorhea *
Benoit Pioulard *
Bonesetters *
Child Bite
CJ Boyd
Cross Record *
David Yow (of The Jesus Lizard)
Deerhoof *
Defiance, Ohio
Dumb Numbers *
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Half Japanese
J Fernandez *
Kishi Bashi
Laura K Balke
Lily and Madeleine *
Lou Barlow *
Margot & the Nuclear So and Sos *
Mike Adams At His Honest Weight
Murder By Death
of Montreal *
Oneida *
Ought *
Protomartyr *
Reptar *
Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band
Rob Crow *
Rodeo Ruby Love
Sedcairn Archives *
Sleeping Bag
Son Lux
Sonny & The Sunsets *
Stranger Cat
Surfer Blood *
The Coke Dares *
The Soil & The Sun
Thee Oh Sees *
Thee Open Sex *
Thurston Moore Band *
Tim Kinsella
We Are Hex *
WHY? *
Yonatan Gat

And statement from the label: 

Lately all eyes have been on our home state of Indiana, and for all the wrong reasons. Our state legislature passed a bill known as Religious Freedom Restoration Act which was then signed into law by Governor Mike Pence. We believe this bill did not reflect the feelings of a vast majority of Hoosiers and we quickly rose up, demanding that the Governor and Legislature repeal the law. While an amended bill has subsequently lessened the harm, the fact remains that our LGBT family still do not have full protection under Indiana law.

To keep the drumbeat going, we have put together this compilation to support LGBT groups in Indiana actively continuing the fight to establish protections for all people. For your donation of $25 you will receive a download of all 51 tracks, plus you may choose one song to be hand-made into a 7" record. These records are lathe-cut, hand-numbered, and "made to order" - limited to the exact number requested. Some might end up limited to 15 copies, some might be 500. The quicker you order, the lower your number.
We will be taking orders through May 31, 2015.

100% of net profits will be donated to Freedom Indiana, the ACLU of Indiana, and Indy Pride. These organizations are actively fighting for LGBT rights and culture throughout Indiana. 

And from Lil Bub: 

Hello. It's me BUB.
Thank you for supporting this creative musical endeavor, brought to you by my beautiful and talented Indiana sisters and brothers, and our many friends. When planning my intergalactic journey to planet Earth, I specifically picked Indiana for my home because of its humbleness, hospitality, and the warmth and love of its people. Indiana is where I was rescued, it's where I found my family, and it's where I made my closest pals. Everything I have accomplished in my 3 years as the most famous and inspirational cat on the planet has its roots firmly planted in the soil of Indiana, and has blossomed from the hearts, hands, and minds of its people. Without my Indiana compatriots, I would not be where I am today.
Despite the unfortunate decisions of Indiana's lawmakers, the true people of Indiana are some of the best people on the planet. This project serves to celebrate those people and their talents, and to make it clear that we firmly believe in equality and acceptance, and won't stand for anything less in our state, or on this planet.


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