24
Oct
09

TURN IT DOWN STATEMENT ON “NORTHERN AGGRESSION” SAMPLER

From the folks at TURN IT DOWN! A CAMPAIGN AGAINST WHITE POWER MUSIC

 Throughout our ten-plus years of tracking and fighting hate across music subcultures, the Turn It Down Campaign has also made it our business to recognize and support bands and labels who take strong stands against bigotry.  As necessary as it is to track those who would hijack our scenes to promote hate, it is equally crucial to work with antiracist efforts.  We have published extensive resources, assembled rosters of bands and other elements of the music industry who support our efforts, and worked closely with touring bands to share information and ideas.

Now we’ve taken it a step further. 

Earlier this year, word trickled out that Tightrope Records – headed up by Bryant Cecchini, formerly of Resistance and Panzerfaust Records – planned a follow-up to the 2004 Project Schoolyard compilation.  While we’re happy to report that this sad sequel attempt to recruit youth to the white power movement has made barely a ripple, its release started a conversation between Turn It Down and Insurgence Records.

Insurgence has long been known as one of the most vital voices in the antiracist scene.  The Toronto-based label has produced such overtly anti-fascist bands as The Oppressed, Klasse Kriminale, The Press and The Prowlers.  Insurgence was just as irate as we were to learn that the racist fringe would once again target our youth with a collection of (truly awful) music.  So we decided to do something.

And now, a few months after that conversation began, we’re proud to announce the release of Northern Aggression: Project Boneyard Volume II – a compilation of hardcore, punk and more that Insurgence asserts is “without question, the best collection we’ve ever compiled.”  Turn It Down and Insurgence have pooled our efforts and resources to categorically answer the efforts of those who think music fans and youth can be so easily won over by lousy music and idiotic ideology.

This comp is stellar.  For starters, it has made us love hardcore again has renewed our faith in smart street punk.  We’ve found a bunch of incredible bands we didn’t know, and we’ve rediscovered a few we hadn’t heard in a while.  More than anything, though, Northern Aggression has proven that plenty of people will readily take a stand against hate in our music scenes.

This is where you come in.

While we’re thrilled and proud that so many great bands have stepped up, we need music fans to join the fight.  We want to get this comp out there in as many hands as possible, and we need your help to do that.  We’ve worked out a number of ways for you to get copies of Northern Aggression.  If you’re looking for a copy for yourself, go to www.insurgence.net, where you can get a copy free with any order, or on its own for a mere $3. 

But we’ve also set our sights bigger.  We want to hear from bands, venues, fans and others who can help us get the word and the music out there.  Below you’ll find information on how to get bulk copies of the comp for as little as 50¢ each.  Send us your order, and we’ll send your discs right out, along with some Turn It Down buttons.  You can pass them out to friends, or if you’re a band, you can give them away or sell them for up to $3 at your merch table.  It’s up to you.  But for all of you who’ve been asking how you can help, this is a huge opportunity to do so.  Let’s show the bigots that they can’t have our scenes.

Throughout our ten-plus years of tracking and fighting hate across music subcultures, the Turn It Down Campaign has also made it our business to recognize and support bands and labels who take strong stands against bigotry.  As necessary as it is to track those who would hijack our scenes to promote hate, it is equally crucial to work with antiracist efforts.  We have published extensive resources, assembled rosters of bands and other elements of the music industry who support our efforts, and worked closely with touring bands to share information and ideas.

Now we’ve taken it a step further. 

Earlier this year, word trickled out that Tightrope Records – headed up by Bryant Cecchini, formerly of Resistance and Panzerfaust Records – planned a follow-up to the 2004 Project Schoolyard compilation.  While we’re happy to report that this sad sequel attempt to recruit youth to the white power movement has made barely a ripple, its release started a conversation between Turn It Down and Insurgence Records.

Insurgence has long been known as one of the most vital voices in the antiracist scene.  The Toronto-based label has produced such overtly anti-fascist bands as The Oppressed, Klasse Kriminale, The Press and The Prowlers.  Insurgence was just as irate as we were to learn that the racist fringe would once again target our youth with a collection of (truly awful) music.  So we decided to do something.

And now, a few months after that conversation began, we’re proud to announce the release of Northern Aggression: Project Boneyard Volume II – a compilation of hardcore, punk and more that Insurgence asserts is “without question, the best collection we’ve ever compiled.”  Turn It Down and Insurgence have pooled our efforts and resources to categorically answer the efforts of those who think music fans and youth can be so easily won over by lousy music and idiotic ideology.

This comp is stellar.  For starters, it has made us love hardcore again has renewed our faith in smart street punk.  We’ve found a bunch of incredible bands we didn’t know, and we’ve rediscovered a few we hadn’t heard in a while.  More than anything, though, Northern Aggression has proven that plenty of people will readily take a stand against hate in our music scenes.

This is where you come in.

While we’re thrilled and proud that so many great bands have stepped up, we need music fans to join the fight.  We want to get this comp out there in as many hands as possible, and we need your help to do that.  We’ve worked out a number of ways for you to get copies of Northern Aggression.  If you’re looking for a copy for yourself, go to www.insurgence.net, where you can get a copy free with any order, or on its own for a mere $3. 

But we’ve also set our sights bigger.  We want to hear from bands, venues, fans and others who can help us get the word and the music out there.  Below you’ll find information on how to get bulk copies of the comp for as little as 50¢ each.  Send us your order, and we’ll send your discs right out, along with some Turn It Down buttons.  You can pass them out to friends, or if you’re a band, you can give them away or sell them for up to $3 at your merch table.  It’s up to you.  But for all of you who’ve been asking how you can help, this is a huge opportunity to do so.  Let’s show the bigots that they can’t have our scenes.


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