Purchase Bandcamp albums to support Civil Liberties

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How often do you get the chance to do something that is quadruply good simply by doing something that you were probably going to do anyway?

Bandcamp is giving you that chance on Friday by taking all profit received (their cut) during that day and donating it to the ACLU. “Quadruply?” you may ask. “Is that even a word?” might be a follow-up question. Yes, and maybe! (1)You get to own music and merch you enjoy, (2)you get to help hard working artists make a little money to keep their dreams alive, (3)you get to help the ACLU fight for the disadvantaged, (4)and you get to help Bandcamp, a platform we love, do a good thing (and presumably get a tax write-off for their generosity).  

The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) has been hard at work for the past few days. They were the group behind the lawsuit to make sure all the people who were in-transit during the signing of the “Muslim Ban” (yeah, I know that’s not technically what it was, but let’s be realistic here) weren’t detained and deported.

Due to the overwhelming outrage against Trump’s immigration policies, the ACLU received $24 million in donations last weekend alone, whereas a normal year sees only about $4 million total. The money raised will help the non-profit organization hire more staff and take on the horde of legal cases that are sure to result from this presidency.

Now, thanks to Bandcamp, you can help them while helping yourself! Pick up that album that has been dangling in your wish list for too long this Friday. If you want to be extra awesome, Bandcamp gave some suggestions for artists from the banned countries (Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen) and also Mexico, for obvious reasons. If you’re looking for something from Mexico, might I recommend the awesome space-themed doom album that I wrote about last week. 

So what are you going to pick up? I think I’ll finally stop snoozing on Dischordia, The Mantle, and this awesome album that I keep forgetting about.

Don’t jump the gun! Wait a few more hours to purchase anything and let’s help Bandcamp see Friday be one of their highest grossing days ever. [Ed. Note – Buy an album for a friend, while you’re at it!]

You can also donate to the ACLU directly, obviously. 

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  • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

    Physical copies is just fine for me.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Only physical copies are real.

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Fuck downloading.

        • RustyShackleford

          King Shit of Fuck Downloading

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Damn right, yup.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Eh, I don’t mind it, especially with some artists that can’t afford physical releases.

          • nbm02ss

            As long as I’m supporting the artist, I don’t care either way. Ideally, it’s physical with an accompanying download that I can put on my DAP for those morning commutes.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            That’s the best part about bandcamp you get both!

    • Black Smallbeard

      Finally my LP copies of Nokturnal Mortems Twilightfall and Carpathian Forests Through Chasms Caves and Titan Woods on the way

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Did you order the Sequestered Keep box set?

        • Black Smallbeard

          sadly no. music money is tied up elsewhere

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Lame ass

          • Black Smallbeard

            lol sry bro

        • RJA

          Will not start tape collection also….Will not start tape collection also…Will not start tape collection also….

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            More for me. .. more for me. .. more for me. ..

      • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

        Nice!

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Carpathian Forest >>>>>

        • Black Smallbeard

          duh

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Shut up, there is no excuse to live

    • Rain Poncho W.

      You can buy physical through Bandcamp too. Sometimes on the cheap.

      • Black Smallbeard

        its cool to buy phys off bandcamp

        • Rain Poncho W.

          I only really buy digital if I’m getting something for someone else or if the band isn’t releasing the music digitally. I prefer having a physical back-up of music I purchase when possible.

          • Black Smallbeard

            ive noticed bandcamp streaming uses far less data than youtube streaming, plus i get a high bitrate download. so basically three mediums if i buy physical on bandcamp. its a win win win for the most part

          • Joaquin Stick

            If I download it then put it on an external hard drive, that counts as a physical copy, right?

          • RustyShackleford

            I count it sorta half. If you’ve got it all backed up and your computer dies, great you’ve still got the music, but you now need to buy a computer to play it, as opposed to cd/vinyl/cassette you’d have a player for it I assume. Don’t listen to me though I basically only buy digital haha

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain
        • RJA

          what’s your name on bandcamp? I must have run across you at some point no?

          • Black Smallbeard

            BLACKBEARD if my username but I honestly haven’t used it probably half his bunch of people here so we might not have

        • Waynecro

          I buy T-shirts on Bandcamp pretty often.

      • RJA

        Very true – sometimes! I just bought the Endalok ep and Draugsol vinyl records and spent like 36 dollars shipped to U.S. – pretty reasonable, and I got the digital right away.

      • tigeraid

        Indeed. I have for a few albums. Price has gotta be right tho.

    • Somebody thinks he’s so cool for not having a Zune!

    • Howard Dean

      YOU FUCKING HATE FREEDOM

  • May pick up Tomb Mold, the Fevered, and whatever’s new over at Unspeakable Axe to help support you poor ‘mericans!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      UNSPEAKABLE AXE>>>>>>>>>>>>

  • Black Smallbeard

    ssoooo… do i not use bandcamp on friday then?

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      You rebel you!

      • Black Smallbeard
        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          In the midnight hour, you cry more more more

          • TrundleTheGreat

            This made me laugh way too much. Thank you.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Right on!

          • Óðinn
          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Dang straight

        • Pierre Generic

          It’s the guy who did the Mitchell theme. “My, My, My, My, Mitchell”.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            How dare you remind me of that

    • Joaquin Stick

      Only if you hate freedom. (ACLU is not a lefty-organization, maybe read up on it a little.)

      • Black Smallbeard

        lol

        • Joaquin Stick

          Or just keep thinking whatever you want to think, that’s fine too I guess.

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Well, I’m GLAD you pointed that out.

          • Black Smallbeard

            hopefully you were going for the GLAAD pun

          • King Shit of Fuck Mountain

            Derp. I’m always GLAAD all the time. Gay as shit, bro!

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Blackbeard is a well known purveyor of freedom, sailing the seven seas, pirate stuff, you know all that fun stuff

    • The ACLU has historically fought for the freedom of speech of white supremacists too

  • nbm02ss

    Good thing Friday is payday.

    • nbm02ss

      Does this mean I can write this off on my taxes next year? :thinking:

  • RustyShackleford

    I haven’t picked up that Lorn album yet, so that’ll most likely be the first thing I get. Also the Bròn that was posted yesterday. I’m very encouraged to see places like Bandcamp pitching in to organizations like the ACLU, as using the legal system to fight some of this absurdity is probably going to be very important for the next several years. Plus, it gives everyone a chance to chip in a little and vote with their wallet. The billionaires have been doing it forever. Our turn. Yep.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Blood Music said they will donate their portion as well, so if you’re into Astronoid, Kuan, Setentia, or Grey Aura, pick those up too.

  • TrundleTheGreat

    Planned on buying Iron Reagan and Tomb Mold. I think I’m gonna be spending more than I planned on Friday lol.

    • RustyShackleford

      Iron Reagan >>>>>

      I missed the Tomb Mold hype. I gotta get on that!!

      • TrundleTheGreat

        I only caught on to them because they are themed around Bloodborne. Their name and some of the songs are lifted straight from the game. Thankfully their music wasn’t a letdown so I’m sold.

  • Maik Beninton™
  • EsusMoose

    Haven’t bought stuff from band camp in a long while, guess the flood gates shall be opened. Also remember to buy Friday, not early.

  • Stockhausen

    This is most excellent for several reasons:

    1.) Civil liberties are neat
    2.) Music and merch rule
    3.) Bandcamp continues to show they are rad
    4.) If Lady Stockhausen gets upset that I spend a bunch of our money, I can say “WOW I didn’t realize you hate liberty.”
    5.) ???
    6.) Profit

    • Sobotka

      I like ur thinking on this music man.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      5.) Dungeon Synth rules

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        NOPE

    • Howard Dean

      Underpants gnomes?

      s2.quickmeme.com/img/47/47911f79898e456f878355640d898d30bdc1f5a42f355b276e363d98afa33ce6.jpg

    • “You spent ALL our money???”

      “Whoa, calm down there, Hitler”

  • I love the attached Ed Note. He is one friendly dude!

  • Guacamole Jim

    Snoozing on Dischordia?? That’s a paddlin’

    • Joaquin Stick

      I deserve it. What ends up happening is I put some money in paypal, then by the time I remember to buy it, I have less than $7 left. Will correct in ~48 hours.

      • Howard Dean

        That’s why you just gotta link that Paypal to an open credit card, son. Then instead of an insufficient funds notice you just receive a statement for $6,700 from Mastercard at the end of the month. Thug life.

        • Black Smallbeard

          i hated linking a bank account to paypal. it is the only way to do business on discogs tho

          • Howard Dean

            I’ve never linked my actual bank account (checking/savings), since I’m wary of fraudulent charges, etc. Once the cash is pulled, it’s gone for good. I only like to put a credit card out there, since it doesn’t actually affect your personal cash flow while you are ironing out any fraudulent stuff.

          • Black Smallbeard

            yeah, i may remove it now that i have nothing for sale up. its a shame thats the only way to be verified

          • Howard Dean

            Whoa, so you need to link a bank account if you are a seller? (I’ve never sold anything on discogs).

          • Black Smallbeard

            indeed

          • Óðinn

            You don’t have to link it yourself. Wells Fargo will assign you a credit card and link it for you.

            …Now, of course, you won’t be aware of it. But don’t worry, they’ve got your best interests at heart. They promise. 😉

            https://maxcdn1.laprogressive.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/wells-fargo-720.jpg

          • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

            ME NEVER SIGN UP FOR DINOSHIT PAYPAL & BUY DISCOGS OFTEN!!!!!

          • Black Smallbeard

            SELL NOT BUY GORAK

          • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ

            OH, GOTCHA!!!!!!!!!

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          I read that as Masterlord at first glance

          • Guacamole Jim

            I read it as Mastodon, and was wondering what sort of favours they give out for that kind of cash

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Complimentary burl curling.

          • Guacamole Jim

            And here I was hoping you’d take the high road.

          • I read it as Master Blaster and thought, “great game, but he mixed up the words in the title”

        • Joaquin Stick

          Ha, that’s exactly what I am trying to avoid by only using small occasional donations to my paypal to pay for music. But point taken.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I’m just waiting to buy the cd when i see them live

      • Guacamole Jim

        This is valid. If only that jerk singer for the band would heed my pleas and cum 2 Canada

    • atchdav
    • Stockhausen

      DARN HECKIN’ RIGHT

  • Old Man Doom

    I’m gonna grab ALL of that Master Boot Record – shit’s crazy – Lumberjack Feedback, Kylver, The Howling Void, and some Steve Moore

  • tigeraid

    I am a Canadian, who is going to help the ACLU apparently.

  • Óðinn

    I’m gonna make a list of the music I need, and buy from Bandcamp on Friday.

  • CT-12

    Hey, super badass doom/stoner band Goya have announced they’ll donate their cut as well to the ACLU on Friday, so 100 percent of what you pay goes to the ACLU! https://marijuana.bandcamp.com/album/obelisk

    • Joaquin Stick

      >Clicks link because band sounds interesting
      >Sees URL
      >Job requests immediate drug test.

  • This is a dope idea and one that I will be contributing to since I usually buy music on Fridays anyway. We gotta round up as much cash as possible to impeach Don.

  • Pierre Generic

    I’ve only streamed the last couple Big Business albums from off their website since I’m a cheap, thieving bastard but I’m going to buy them off of Bandcamp Friday now.

  • SUPPORT DUNGEON SYNT AND SUPPORT CIVIL LIBERTIES RIGHT MIAU

  • anesthesiac

    Gonna pick up that last Mist of Misery album I’ve been streaming. I hope 100 SEK isnt as much as it sounds like! (So many SEKS)