The newest project that has gotten me really excited is “Are You With the Band?”. It’s a compilation released by Paper + Plastick Records (for those of you with raised eyebrows, that is the label founded by Vinnie Fiorello of Less Than Jake Fame). The compilation was curated by Lauren Denitizio, former vocalist of The Measure, and will be available on October 4th. “The title comes from the still, unfortunately, common situation of women being asked if they're IN the band or WITH the band when trying to load in for shows,” explains Denitzio. “Being the only woman in the band, I still get asked this sometimes, whereas the other guys hardly get asked that, if at all. It's assumed you must be the roadie or merch girl or girlfriend or something, which is incredibly frustrating.”
This album covers a wide range of ground within the rock genre from pop-punk to indie to punk rock. P.S. Eliot, Slightshot Dakota, Dead Dog, The Measure and others will all be featured in the track listing. And all proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. Musical feminism and charity? Doesn’t get any better than that.
Below is a track listing.
On October 4th…you know what you should be getting.
1. Aye Nako – Bent Out Of Shape *
2. Cheeky – Two Face
3. Black Rainbow – Make Amends *
4. Dead Dog – Couch *
5. Sourpatch – Things You Say *
6. Little Lungs – Things Fall Apart
7. Slingshot Dakota – Michael Jordan Saved My Life
8. The Measure – Stop Calling *
9. The New Dress – Hey Kid *
1. No More – Flatland *
2. Noun – TV Shows *
3. The Two Funerals – Too Late *
4. Shellshag – Crybaby *
5. The Homewreckers – Uncontrolable Decay *
6. P.S. Eliot – Entendre *
7. WITCHES – Grey
8. Full of Fancy – The Needle and the Damage Done *