About a year ago, Stoph from Carpool asked if I would be interested in putting out a benefit comp for Planned Parenthood. We’ve spent the last year gathering rare and previously unreleased recordings from some truly amazing bands, supporting an organization that is just as important in lockdown as it was in lock out.
However, right as we announced this album, another example of systemic racism and police brutality catalyzed mass protests in the United States. Over the course of the last week there have been countless examples of additional police brutality, systemic racism, and attacks on the press. With so many people being wrongfully arrested, the bands and Old Press Records have decided to direct all proceeds for the foreseeable future to a bail funds (listed below).
We are also adding shirts to this release with all proceeds going to the bail bonds. Below is a good article about the prison abolition movement
OPR and every band associated with this release understands how important Planned Parenthood is and how much is at stake as the US federal government and many state governments continue to attack, defund, and try to end abortion rights in America. OPR will be doing something for Planned Parenthood in the future.
50 Gold Foil Tapes
50 Seafoam Green Tapes