Deerhoof Donates Proceeds From The Pre-Release Of New Album Mountain Moves To Benefit The Emergent Fund
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Deerhoof made their new album Mountain Moves available ten days prior to its official release via Bandcamp on a pay-what-you-wish basis with proceeds going to The Emergent Fund.
Emergent focuses on organizations addressing immediate threats to a wide range of communities including immigrants, women, Muslim and Arab-American communities, Black people, LGBTQ communities, and all people of color.
Deerhoof’s Greg Saunier says, “You could say we’re giving our Bandcamp proceeds to charity, but we don’t really see The Emergent Fund as a charity. Isn’t charity another way of maintaining hierarchy, instead of undermining it? The Emergent Fund is a pooling of resources among equals for the purpose of mutual aid. Their mission and reputation impressed us enough to entrust them with deciding where need is greatest at any moment, in this time of ever-shifting threats…We believe in it as a long-term model of empowerment of people against those who subjugate them through institutional power, wealth, race, religion, or gender.”
In just ten days the band was able to raise over $7,000 for grassroots organizations in communities that are facing injustice based on racial, ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination.