In these trying times, many politically-minded artists have been harnessing their talents to further causes that are under threat from the highest levels of power. John Nolan, guitarist and vocalist of beloved pop-punk outfit Taking Back Sunday, has brought together a wide array of talents and genres for a new compilation entitled Music For Everyone. Released on March 30 via Collective Confusion Records and Sub City (the charity wing of Hopeless Records), all proceeds will benefit the ACLU.
Quoted on Brooklyn Vegan, Nolan said, “During these next four years, I feel it’s going to be extremely important to support organizations that will stand up to the Trump administration. I also wanted to give artists an opportunity to express something about what’s gone on in this country over the past year and what’s coming in the next ones. I needed that for myself and wanted to connect with other people who needed it. And I wanted to take that need for self-expression and channel it into something bigger than all of us.”
Music For Everyone offers both a space of catharsis and a practical benefit to the American people. This is more than a best-of collection: It features 27 unreleased and rare tracks from Nolan’s Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, Brendan Kelly of punk staple The Lawrence Arms, Circa Survive’s Anthony Green, folk-pop singer Kevin Devine, local Travis Hayes, and a host of other stellar artists.
The Record Company, Travis Hayes
June 16, 2017