We're extremely excited to announce the forthcoming release of a project that has been in the works for well over a year: Songs From Under the Floorboard, Vol. 1. This compilation, curated by Dave Cantrell (XRAY.fm / Songs From Under the Floorboard / Out From the Shadows Festival), features rare and exclusive tracks from 10 of the best post-punk and darkwave bands from around the world, and includes a booklet with artwork and information from each.
$2-$3 from the sale of each physical LP will be donated to Planned Parenthood (pending final production costs; Accident Prone will make no profit), and the bands have agreed to forego all digital proceeds, in perpetuity, to the cause!!
To help keep production costs down, each of the following individuals and business are working for significantly discounted rates, allowing us to give more from each record to the cause. Sarah Register (mastering engineer), Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Audio (vinyl lacquers), Thomas G. Anderson / Dark Art (cover photography), Chris Hnat at Grandstand Media (PR), the team of truly wonderful people over at Stumptown Printers Worker Cooperative (jackets and booklets), and last but not least, Josh Barnes, Mark Rainey, and the scrappy team of professionals over at Cascade Record Pressing (vinyl pressing and assembly), we cannot thank you enough.
Brooklyn Vegan is currently hosting a music video premiere for the Bernays Propaganda track, featuring Mike Watt!! Check it out HERE.
Pre-orders are live now!!
PRESS RELEASE (2/19/18):
From truly humble beginnings - believing it would simply be a show documenting the origin years of post-punk (1977-1983) that DJ Dave Cantrell lived through in San Francisco and London - radio show Songs From Under the Floorboard on Portland's XRAY FM very quickly evolved into one of the world's premier sources giving focus to the hyperactive, current-day post-punk, synthwave, and darkwave scene across the globe. From that weekly blast has come Songs From Under the Floorboard, Vol. 1, a compendium featuring rare and unreleased cuts from ten US and European bands, each one of which is at the very crest of this ongoing wave. The first in what is anticipated to be a yearly series benefiting LBGTQ and fem-oriented service organizations - this initial release's residual profits being funneled to Planned Parenthood - we think you'll find the results scintillating, inspiring, and, more than anything, exciting as hell. The compilation will be out on April 6th via Accident Prone Records (just in time for Portland's Out From The Shadows Festival - a darkwave and post punk festival which is also organized by Cantrell). Brooklyn Vegan debuted the video for Bernays Propaganda track, which features Mike Watt....
The band has found themselves in a legal situation in their homeland of Macedonia. They said this about their legal battle. "Bernays Propaganda is actually fighting the battle against the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia and Macedonian National Philharmonic in the last week. Reason: week ago ministry acknowledged that they gave money (around 5000$) to Macedonian Phillcharmony (which is under direct control of Ministry of Culture) for a NON-EXISTING Bernays Propaganda show together with the Philcharmonic Orchestra because NO ONE ever signed contract with us!!! So, we heard about that from the medias!!! In the last week I tried on every possible way legally to get all the application papers but they were ignoring me because it's obvious that the state broke it's own low!!! A video of me reading loud my demand to get the papers inside the ministry of culture become big hit here among the honest people(90%) and the rest(10%) the state marionettes and the state authorities are telling me in the manner of totalitarian politicians that there is no reason for that since they'll solve the problem they made it. After this they called security and they trowed us out!!! In the middle of Europe in 21 century in the middle of the fucking Ministry of Culture. So, i am not asking money..I am asking justice and we will sue the Ministry of Culture and the Philcharmony! That's why i am not afraid of the state pressure and I am fighting the battle for my band and for my people and for myself. Today we got some support but people are still afraid to react because of the mafia approach of the state. so, please help me with spreading our fight. Some people called us today and they'll help us with a free law advice. I am thinking to be our lawyer and our plan is to film the whole process. we are losing so far because we can't get all the papers from the ministry to start a case against the ministry, general managers and the commissions responsible for accepting non-valid and criminal application. We will be really happy if we can somehow get support from our USA sisters and brothers. Hugs from Bernays Propaganda"
Songs From Under the Floorboard Track List
1. Shadow Age - Youth
2. Annex - Modern Age
3. Perralobo - Suelo de Cristal
4. Ötzi - Zebra Cruiser
5. Vice Device - Litanies & Lies
6. Golden Apes - Voykova (The Healing)
7. Ghost Noise - We Are Not Lovers
8. Sculpture Club - Not Impressed
9. Bernays Propaganda feat. Mike Watt - Nisto Nema da ne Razdeli
10. Forever Grey - Trespasser
For more information on Songs From Under the Floorboard, please contact Grandstand Media:
Chris Hnat / firstname.lastname@example.org / 503.803.5331
As always, thank you for your support,
Gary (Accident Prone) #resist #persist