For today and today only (September 4), a new Helado Negro song called “Us Meeting Them” is available for purchase as part of a new compilation titled Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy. The gigantic 40-track compilation features previously-unreleased songs, covers, live versions, and demos from an impressive list of some of the most important names in the game, including R.E.M., Death Cab For Cutie, Jamila Woods, Sharon Van Etten, Devendra Banhart, and the “Young, Latin and Proud” singer.
Strategically released on Bandcamp Friday, 100% of the profits from Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy will go to voters’ rights organization Fair Fight, which pushes voter education and election reform to promote fair elections and fight voter suppression. It was executive produced by author Dave Eggers, alongside managers Jordan Kurland and Darius Zelkha (Brilliant Corners Artist Management,) Christian Stavros (Little Operation Management,) and Barsuk Records head honcho Josh Rosenfeld.
“‘Us Meeting Them’ is the name of this new song that’s been sleeping on my hard drive from a while back,” shared the Ecuadorian-American artist on an Instagram post. This is the newest piece of music we get from him since his Xenia Rubinos-featuring single “I Fell In Love,” released back in April, and his ongoing multimedia collaboration with artist and wife Kristi Sword, Kite Symphony: Four Variations.
Hurry up and go to the Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy release page to get all of this new music and support a great cause.