Sound System: 53-song Keep Safe Boston compilation to raise money and support safe spaces for women
Boston just got another mega-compilation. And the cause is even better.
Keep Safe Boston, the organization founded by WZLX Boston Emissions host and Rock and Roll Rumble curator Anngelle Wood, released its second online fund-raising comp today, and it features 53 tracks from bands and artists from across New England.
The comp is available for download via Bandcamp, with all proceeds benefiting Respond, Inc. of Somerville. The donation floor is $1, meaning you can get the entire comp for less than 2 cents a song, though fans are urged to pay whatever they can. Their money goes to supporting “domestic violence awareness, prevention, and supporting safe places for women and girls.”
For Keep Safe Boston, Wood says she teamed up with Jen D’Angora of Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents, and the comp coincides with the upcoming girls in the Garage Music Festival, June 18 to 20 at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge featuring 18 bands, including Drab, the Downbeat 5, Andrea Gillis Band, the Dents, Band Without Hands, and others.
“I have teamed with Jen D’Angora on this because — we are stronger together,” says Wood. “It is extremely important for women to support one another rather than tear each other down.”
The comp features several tracks written specifically for the cause, including Le Roxy Pro’s “Hold On Tight” and “Puerto Rican Smile,” a collaboration between Chris Duggan of the Drax and the Shods’ Kevin Stevenson. Waltham supplied an exclusive version of “Call Me Back (Big Rock Remix)” and featured tracks by Analog Heart, Emily Grogan, and Feints can only be found on Keep Safe Boston.
Listen to and download the comp via the link below.