The Song is Coming From Inside the House is a 24-track COVID-19 charity compilation of B sides, demos, and unreleased songs from some of the country’s best underground acts. All proceeds will benefit Groundswell’s Rapid Response Fund, an organization working to address the deep problems and injustices that underlie our economy, political system and our communities.
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"The title of this record was inspired by our circumstance. Please Advise is a liminal work. A document of a time of uncertainty and fragmentation.
I'm proud of this record, but it's not perfect. I will go one step further: I'm proud of this record because it's not perfect.
All I wanna do is keep moving. Please Advise meets this criterion. For me, at least.
I hope people find it valuable.
We named our record PLEASE ADVISE after producer Teo Macero’s famous 1969 memo to Columbia Records about Miles Davis (“Miles just called and said he wants this album to be titled BITCHES BREW. Please advise.”) It’s darkly funny to us now, but I bet it wasn’t funny to Teo then."
"I would like to say that for the first time in my life I feel that both radical structural change and mass personal change is palpable. It is extremely powerful that so many of us are taking to the streets daily to demand an end to the brutally racist systems in this country. Let us never stop declaring that Black Lives Matter, in the streets, with our votes, with our loved ones and neighbors and with our own learning and listening.
I’d like to encourage my white listeners to continue doing your anti-racist work (linked document - http://bit.ly/ANTIRACISMRESOURCES - compiled by Sarah Sophie Flicker, Alyssa Klein in May 2020), and for everyone who can to keep donating to organizations which support and uplift Black life in this country, such as the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL)."