A 3 song EP of protest songs in reaction to the results of the 2016 election
100% of the proceeds will be sent directly to Southern Poverty Law Center (www.splcenter.org
We are at a loss for what to say.
At the same time, the fire in our bellies knows it is more vital than ever
to defiantly keep on keeping on making music
and to roar loudly against oppression of all kinds with our words AND our actions
We also know that sometimes songs can be big and strong enough
to hold our fear, our guilt, our rage, our heartbreak, our hopelessness,
even when we ourselves are not.
"Hope is not a lottery ticket you can sit on the sofa and clutch, feeling lucky.
It is an axe you break down doors with in an emergency.
Hope should shove you out the door,
because it will take everything you have to steer the future away from endless war,
from the annihilation of the earth's treasures and the grinding down of the poor and marginal."
That's from historian Rebecca Solnit.
May these songs hold you in your big feelings, as they have for us.
And then may they be a part of the kindling that keeps you fired up to fight tirelessly for what you know is right, these four years and beyond, as they will be for us, too.
You are not alone.
Outlive this. Outlast this.
Hope is not a feeling. Hope is an axe.