King 810 stream new track ‘Crow’s Feet’ to raise funds for Flint charity

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King 810 are streaming a new track, “Crow’s Feet”.

The song is set to feature on a new compilation, Not Safe To Drink: Music For Flint Water Crisis Relief, due for release on the 20th of February.

The collection features more than 50 artists and all proceeds from its sales will go to the Flint Child Health & Development Fund, a charity helping children with the effects of long-term exposure to lead poisoning from the Flint water supply.

The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp for a minimum donation of $5.

Say King 810: “Most of you by now have heard what is going on around town. Since the inception of King in 2007, our foundation has been our city and its people, good or bad.

“Since music is our voice that’s how we’ve chosen to go about things. We wrote this song to empower. To strengthen rather than weaken. To offer solutions instead of problems. To breed hope rather than doubt.”

King 810 have been helping to distribute clean bottled water throughout their hometown of Flint, Michigan. A state of emergency was declared in the city after the local water supply became contaminated with lead.

The band have previously dedicated their track “We Gotta Help Ourselves” to the residents of Flint.

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Pearl Jam and King 810 come to the aid of Flint residents as water crisis continues

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Pearl Jam have helped to raise $300,000 to aid the residents of US city Flint, Michigan where lead is poisoning the water supply.

The band have donated $125,000 of their own money with the remaining $175,000 coming from LiveNation, Republic Records, Universal Music Publishing Group, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, Glaser Progress Foundation, Brandi Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation and Ticketmaster.

Parl Jam have also started a crowdfuning campaign via Crowdrise, money from which will first be used for the purchase of water filters, bottled water, emergency support services and prevention efforts for Flint’s residents.

Donations will be made to The United Way of Genesee County’s Flint Water Fund which serves both the immediate and long term needs of the community.

Metal band King 810, who are Flint residents themselves, have been helping on the ground to distribute cases of bottled water to local neighbourhoods.

The band released a track called “Let Me Be Alone” in September of last year that explicitly addressed the water crisis.

Say King 810: “We feel this is one of several crises happening in Flint. As most of you know, this topic has hit the mainstream news; so while the spotlight was on, we wanted to raise any kind of additional awareness we could.

“We take it upon ourselves to ride around our neighbourhoods leaving cases of water in the streets for anyone who can’t make it to donation centers.”

A state of emergency was declared in Flint last December after it was confirmed that dangerous amounts of lead were contaminating the city’s water supply. In April 2014, in an effort to save money, the city had switched from using Detroit’s water supply to pumping water from Flint River.

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