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Bandcamp Invites Us All to Consume with Conscience

#NoBanNoWall

#NoBanNoWall

As many of you have already heard, Bandcamp will be donating every cent of the money they make from sales tomorrow to the American Civil Liberties Union and other organizations that assist refugees and immigrants. The #NoBanNoWall event is a protest against the executive order issued on January 27 forbidding anyone from seven Middle Eastern and East African countries from entering the United States, and against the government’s plan to build a wall along the American-Mexican border.

Many labels and artists have joined with Bandcamp and will be donating their proceeds from tomorrow’s sales to the ACLU as well (more than a hundred of them are listed on this page, but there are a lot of others). It’s an opportunity to support artists and support a cause with just a few taps of a button.

Any sales for the 24 hours starting at 12:01 a.m. PST (3 a.m. EST, 8 a.m. GMT) will be included in the total amount donated- meaning both digital and hard copies ordered through Bandcamp.

We’re aware that most readers of Heathen Harvest don’t need a lot of direction when it comes to buying music, but if you’re stumped for ideas, you could always have a look at what our writers chose as their Best of 2016, or check out the Artists’ Edition. (For that matter, some of the artists from affected countries that Bandcamp has showcased are pretty interesting.)

  • Rachel Riley

    Not you guys to! Is there ANY place anymore that is not in total lockstep with the groupthink currently gripping the nation, and in particular the artistic community?

    • S. L. Weatherford

      I think anyone who has followed Heathen Harvest for any amount of time will know there is no “total lockstep” to our collective political mindset. There aren’t many other places online where you’ll find interviews with both folks like Jack Donovan and John Morgan beside Sonia Dietrich and Hirsute Pursuit. We are complex and non-linear, and we will continue to be because we do not walk a partisan line.

  • Morton Bugs

    Just wait till Bandcamp starts kicking off artists covered and supported by this site due to ‘politics’. Bandcamp becoming this politically partisan is not good news.

    • S. L. Weatherford

      The editorial staff of this website doesn’t see Bandcamp’s choice in charity as a problem. As a good friend noted, many people appear to be confusing the non-partisan ACLU who files lawsuits against the government on behalf of ALL citizens (they’ve even famously defended the free speech rights of groups like the KKK and the Westboro Baptist Church) with the SPLC (Southern Poverty Law Center) who are very much a left-leaning group of activists geared towards creating watchlists and being judge and jury.

      We believe the ACLU, in fact, upholds the very interests of this website, and is one of the only organizations championing the rights of citizens regardless of political persuasion.

      • Rachel Riley

        This move by Bandcamp though is clearly politically motivated. What “rights” are being taken away exactly? And especially the shallow hashtag, #NoBanNoWall. It is well within the rights of a country to build a border wall, and to ban the entrance of any individuals it so chooses. I just think that this will eventually evolve into companies like Bandcamp banning certain bands they see as having the “wrong” views. Which, as a private company, they may have the right to do, it just doesn’t seem to line up with the ethos of Heathen Harvest.

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