5 Jun 2020
Ongoing episodes of police brutality in America resulting most recently in the murder of George Floyd, along with the national (and now international) protest movement arising in its midst, have given us much needed pause to reflect on systematic and individual racism at home, abroad – everywhere. We stand with the Black Lives Matter movement and support the fight for equality! As a small contribution, we will be donating our label share of June Bandcamp sales as well as holding another raffle of ten test pressings from some of our artists. They will include Motorpsycho, Elder, King Buffalo, Weedpecker, Orango and more, depending on what we manage to dig out of our archives. Elder is also donating a merchandise bundle.
To take part in the raffle, donate a minimum of €5 (or $5 if you’re in the US) to an organization of your choice that fights racism, and then mail us proof (PayPal receipt, screenshot or similar) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is June 30! Out of privacy reasons, you are welcome to black out all information other than your name, the name of the organization, and the amount.
You will be assigned a raffle number in the order we receive the mails. €5/$5 will earn you one raffle number, €10/$10 will earn you three. Large donations will earn you the corresponding amount of raffle numbers plus a few extra and some sympathy points. Winners will be chosen via a random number generator.
Privacy protection information: we will need your name, email address and donation amount to assign you your raffle numbers. We will contact the winners by email and at that point will need their shipping address in order to send out the prizes. No full names will be announced publicly and we will of course not share your information with any third parties.
Not sure who to donate to? Some suggestions could be the NAACP, ACLU, protest bail or legal funds, Amnesty International, etc.