|Album art by Sarah Ver Hoeve|
To Benefit The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
We should all know the drill at this point. That's because it's been such a fun and successful drill for the last several years. Speak Into My Good Eye invites artists to write and record a brand new song over the course of 24 hours (This year's challenge happened on October 21st). SIMGE puts all of the contributions together into a great, big compilation and makes that available on Bandcamp on a "Pay What You Want" basis for either the whole thing or for individual tracks. All proceeds go to a charitable cause.
This year, the project's 4th, SIMGE got contributions from over 50 artists. Proceeds from the sale of the songs will go to benefit the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (1-800-273-TALK). This all goes live on Friday, November 17th, at SIMGE's Bandcamp page.
And, as an example of just the kind of magic that can happen in 24 short hours, we've got the premiere of "Kenosha," the contribution from the ever evolving and always brilliant Lowlight.
Lowlight show a constant willingness to step outside any kind of comfort zone, and "Kenosha" is another example of that. The fact that the band -- or any artist -- could do something like this in a day is amazing.
And that's not all.
The Garden State Beard and Mustache Society, Little Dickman Records, and CoolDad Music are holding their own benefit for both the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and 1-800-273-TALK on November 18th at Asbury Park Brewery. Freaksgiving: A Friendsgiving Fuzz Fest features Dentist, The RockNRoll HiFives, and 24-Hour Songwriting Challenge contributors, Yawn Mower.
There was no prior planning between SIMGE and us. The timing and the cause just happened to line up perfectly. So screw it. It's Friendsgiving. We invited SIMGE to join us on November 18th and to make our party the release celebration for the compilation. We are thrilled to announce that they've accepted!
Look for Speak Into My Good Eye's 24-Hour Songwriting Challenge compilation on Friday November 17th. Then come party with us at Asbury Park Brewery on November 18th.