Hey, big, big thank you to all who ordered our new EP on the day it was released and beyond! We truly appreciate your support, because without it, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do – and while some folks might think that’d be a good thing, we’re thankful that there are enough of you out there who don’t.
If you ordered the cassette, the packages are going out today, so you should have it in your hands soon.
And if you follow us on Instagram, you might remember that Plague Dad was included in a compilation CD of tunes by Pat the Bunny covered by various folkpunk put together by a small label down in North Carolina, Eden Wolf Records. It’s limited to 100 copies and 100 percent of the proceeds go to support an organization called Books Through Bars, which get books to prisoners in a handful of mid-Atlantic states. It came out about a month ago.
We did a version of a classic protest tune, Urine Speaks Louder Than Words, and it’s available at the Eden Wolf site, and on iTunes, and probably a couple of other digital distro services, too. It’s also on Spotify.
Anyway, we just got word from the label that the CD is selling well, with a handful of copies left – and that digitally, our track is the top seller! Which means that more prisoners are getting more books. And that’s something we’re pretty goddam proud of.
Since the EP’s dropped, we’ve been fortunate enough to have gotten the single, They Ran Us Off, add to a couple of radio stations and Spotify playlists – and then there’s this one, too: Editorial Criolla – as the top recommendation for the week.
Thanks again to those who picked up the new EP – it’s still available via Bandcamp, and if you’re in Portland, you can also get a copy over at Strange Maine at 578 Congress St.