The coalition of punk, noise, metal and indie musicians known as UNINTIMIDATED: Musicians Against Scott Walker have confirmed the 8th of April as the official release date of their self-titled CD/DVD compilation in protest of the Wisconsin Governor.
Consisting of 16 tracks, the compilation is being released in order to raise funds for local soup kitchens and Planned Parenthood. While the album will be released on digital formats, all physical copies will come with a special DVD of live performances of the tracks, along with an old-school zine.
Led by DJ Hostettler (of IfIHadAHiFi) and Anthony Webber (of Heavy Hand), the bands have gathered together to release the collection in order to raise funds for issues that Governor Walker reportedly detests.
Says Hostettler of the release: “We’ve worked on this project for about a year now, hatching our scheme in February 2015 and moving from gauging interest in the bands, to securing a studio, to convincing an absolute murderer’s row of musicians, engineers, cameramen, editors, and gruntworkers to donate their time to a project that, in today’s political environment in Wisconsin, runs the rest of being little more than a cathartic scream into the wilderness. But hopefully it’ll be more than that.
“If this collection of songs can raise money for some solid causes that help those whom Scott Walker refuses to help, then this is a success. If this collection of songs provides a soundtrack for a political revolution in Wisconsin that leads to motivated progressives taking back our state from the tyranny of the rich and power-mad, then holy shit, that’s amazing. But at the very least, we will have provided a document of artistic work that will hopefully stand for generations and show Wisconsin, the country, and the world, that no, not everyone in Wisconsin was satisfied to sit and let Scott Walker and his corporate overlords ruin our state.”
You can pre-order the standard album or CD/DVD/Zine editions of UNINTIMIDATED: Wisconsin Musicians Against Scott Walker now via Bandcamp.
You can preview Left Mitten’s take on “Venus In Furs” from the compilation, along with the cover art and track list, below:
01. “285 Feet Tall” – Haunted Heads
02. “Too Tired to Riot” – FowlMouth
03. “Right to Work” – Body Futures
04. “Starving” – Drillers
05. “Wrong” – Volunteer
06. “Open for Strabismus” – Soup Moat
07. “A Bad Man” – Lady Cannon
08. “How About ‘No,’ Scott?” – Holy Shit!
09. “White Power Norah Jones” – Heavy Hand
10. “What’s Wrong With the Right (2 Work It?)” – Midwest Death Rattle
11. “Bring Back the Guillotines” – IfIHadAHiFi
12. “Three Point Program to Destroy Wisconsin” – Tyranny is Tyranny
13. “Walk(er) Against Us” – Donoma
14. “Left Mitten” – Venus in Furs
15. “Scott Walker, You’re a Piece of Shit” – Damsel Trash
16. “Bad Wolf” – Testa Rosa