Really Black Friday: Indie Rockers Issue Pro-Abortion Album of 'Noise'

November 24th, 2023 9:10 AM

If you want Black Friday to be really dark, you can support abortion on demand by buying a new record called Noise for Now: Volume 1. The special vinyl-only limited edition Record Store Day Black Friday exclusive will feature tracks from Maya Hawke, Amanda Shires and Jason Isbell, Bully, Wet Leg, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Cat Power and more. The LP will be available on clear vinyl with a "Liberate Abortion" print by Kim Gordon of Sonic Youth.

A press release explained: 

NOISE FOR NOW enables artists and entertainers to connect with and financially support grassroots organizations that work in the field of Reproductive Justice including abortion access. In the wake of the Supreme Court overturning Roe V Wade and eviscerating federal protections for abortion, the work of NOISE FOR NOW has become ever more critical.

100% of the net proceeds will support independent abortion clinics via Keep Our Clinics and logistical support organization The Brigid Alliance. These songs were originally found on the 2022 digital-only benefit compilation, Good Music To Ensure Safe Abortion Access To All, which was available for only 24 hours via Bandcamp....

NOISE FOR NOW has worked with over 450 artists and entertainers to raise over $1,250,000 for almost 50 organizations working in the field of Reproductive Justice across the country.

The press release included quotes from the artists included, like Tegan and Sara, sisters who are lesbians: “The choice to decide what happens to our bodies is under attack and access to crucial services are being decimated and criminalized. Reproductive justice and access to safe abortion is a human rights issue and we are proud to support the organizations and individuals fighting for fundamental services and care against all odds.”

Alicia Bognanno, who performs under the name "Bully" -- appropriate for violence toward babies -- added this quote: “What's best for you and your body should not be determined by a panel of strangers motivated by the rat race over what is genuinely best for us as individual, complex human beings." 

The band My Morning Jacket tried to sound moderate in their statement: "Every human being deserves the right to make individual choices when it comes to their bodies and reproductive health… We believe we should be able to ‘agree to disagree’ with respect and have open dialogue, but that no government or organization should EVER be allowed to force a person to make a decision about their own body."

But Tune-Yards and Thao and the Get Down Stay Down could only channel post-Roe fury: “CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS F--KING SH-T?!"