So... we're a record label in the South.
So right off the bat, you probably already know what we're gonna talk about here. If you're anything like us, then the events of the past weekend (and the response from our government) have been shocking, to say the least. Here in Alabama, it's tricky. So tricky that they even passed a law recently that banned the removal of Confederate monuments. On almost a daily basis, we deal with this struggle face-to-face.
To illustrate this point, check out this photo from a recent gay pride rally in our local park:
Yes, that IS who you think it is. And it's real. This was two blocks from our offices and studio.
Sure, we could hop up and move to a more "progressive" place, but the folks that stay here choose to stick around and dig in their heels. There's hope in spreading kindness and love. We believe that. We're a label made up of those people and those kind of bands. So today, we want to tell you about some organizations that have made the same choice-- and how you can help them keep up the fight against racism, hate and injustice.
Project Say Something is a Florence, Alabama based organization whose mission is to unify, educate, heal, and empower communities in the mid-south to realize social justice through non-violent communication and direct action against racism, poverty and related forms of oppression.
Equal Justice Initiative is a Montgomery, Alabama based organization committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.
now... here's a cool way we're trying to help out.
In exchange for a $10 or $15 donation (plus shipping), Single Lock will give you three CD's or Vinyl LP's-- our choice. It'll probably be something new and cool that you'll fall in love with. And we'll take your money and donate it to these charities.
And Single Lock Records is going to match that donation. So, essentially, you're doubling your charitable donation-- and getting some new music in your mailbox... and who knows what else we might throw in the envelope!
You can order below!
UPDATE: WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT OF OUR CD AND LP PACKAGES! tHANKS!
(IF YOU FEEL COMPELLED, YOU CAN STILL DONATE BELOW... AND WE WILL STILL MATCH YOUR DONATIONS!)
Due to popular demand, we've now added the option to simply donate money that will be split amongst these groups (and matched).
There will be no product exchanged for these donations, but all funds will go directly to the groups outlined above.
There's only so many CD's and LP's in our warehouse, after all!