Courtney Barnett, Cub Sport and more bind together for a mixtape for marriage equality
Thirty Days of Yes is a 30-day subscription mixtape kicking off today, with all profits going to LGBTIQ+ youth organisations.
Developed in response to the shit-show of a marriage equality plebiscite going on at the moment, Thirty Days of Yes is a great initiative launched by a bunch of LGBT+ Australian musicians and allies with the help of some of Australia's biggest music industry heavyweights. It's basically a subscription mixtape that'll release a song a day, every day, for the next month - finishing up just as the last votes are due in. It aims to drive the 'yes' message and show some support for the LGBT+ community, who are feeling particularly vulnerable at the moment with the public debate and the hate-speech it has encouraged running rampant. All the profits will be going to two of Australia's most prominent LGBT+ youth organisations, Minus18 and Twenty10.
The project launched today with a previously unreleased track from Melbourne four-piece Twerps, who wrote the single - It's Time - while recording their 2015 album Range Anxiety. "It's Time was written in 2013 during the rise of the Abbott era," says the group's former bassist and songwriter Rick Milovanovic. "The song was a reminder to him and his party that they would not be speaking on behalf of all straight Australians. Most importantly, it was also a message of support to the LGBTIQ+ community, that a lot of straight Australians would be right by their side in the fight for equality in this country."
The full mixtape is loaded full of some of Australia's most prominent artists, including Beaches, Body Type, Cub Sport, Courtney Barnett, DARTS, Fortunes., Hockey Dad, Jen Cloher, Jess Ribeiro, Laura Jean, Leah Senior, Lucianblomkamp, Marcus Whale, Oisima, Shining Bird, Sui Zhen, The Murlocs, Terry, Two Steps on the Water and more. Thirty Days of Yes is made possible by some of Australia's biggest music companies, including 37 Adventures, Aarght Records, Barely Dressed, Chapter Music, Farmer & The Owl, Flightless, Future Classic, Good Manners, Inertia Music, Milk! Records, [PIAS], Remote Control Records, Rice Is Nice Records and Spunk Records. Pre-order the full mixtape for $15 HERE.
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