Today, Stand with Bandcamp in Support of Immigrants/Basic Human Values

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Like 98% of U.S. citizens (including the President), I am the descendant of immigrants—my great-grandparents came to America from Russia and Lithuania as teenagers and worked in sweatshops until they were able to afford to bring the rest of their families over. Most everyone you speak to in this country has a similar story to tell, because we are, in fact, a nation of immigrants, bound together by a shared belief in justice, equality, and the freedom to pursue a better life. In this context, last week’s Executive Order barring immigrants and refugees from seven Middle Eastern countries from entering the United States is not simply immoral, it violates the very spirit and foundation of America.

Contrary to the assertions of the current administration, the order will not make us safer (an opinion shared by the State Department and many members of Congress including prominent Republicans). Christian religious leaders have denounced both the ban, as well as the exception prioritizing Christian immigrants, as inhumane. It is an unequivocal moral wrong, a cynical attempt to sow division among the American people, and is in direct opposition to the principles of a country where the tenet of religious freedom is written directly into the Constitution. This is not who we are, and it is not what we believe in. We at Bandcamp oppose the ban wholeheartedly, and extend our support to those whose lives have been upended.

And so all day today (starting at 12:01am Pacific Time), for any purchase you make on Bandcamp, we will be donating 100% of our share of the proceeds to the American Civil Liberties Union, who are working tirelessly to combat these discriminatory and unconstitutional actions.

As another way of showing solidarity with the immigrants and refugees from the seven banned countries—as well as those impacted by the construction of the Mexican border wall—we’ve compiled a list of albums made by artists from the affected countries (Bandcamp may be incorporated in the United States, but we host artists from every corner of the world). We believe that knowledge and empathy are crucial weapons against fear and intolerance. We hope that, as you listen to these albums, you’ll not only discover some great new artists, but will also gain a further appreciation and understanding for the way music transcends all borders, and remember that, even in the darkest of times, there is more that unites us than divides us.

— Ethan Diamond, Bandcamp Founder & CEO

CLICK IMAGE FOR LINKS TO TRACKS FROM MEXICO, SYRIA, IRAQ, IRAN, LIBYA, SUDAN, YEMEN,  and SOMALIA.

 


TRUMPOCALYPSE REVIEW by DAVE O RAMA in BC MUSICIAN MAGAZINE

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Trumpocalypse
Dub Vulture
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Celebrating ten years of devotion to deep bass jams Edmonton’s Dub Vulture cooks up some epic grooves to help us transition into our uncertain future. Formed in 2006, the membership of Dub Vulture has morphed over the years, sometimes incorporating guest vocalists, and at other times exploring the use of sequenced beats, but for the most part Dub Vulture brews up a burbling sonic stew laden with chunky guitar atmospherics and big slabs of gooey basslines.

The three tracks on the recording feel like a musical hex, an acid voodoo incantation to drive away the evil orange apparition. This is dub reggae at its most primitive. Funky organ breaks and searing psychedelic guitar reverberates over a deep foundation of throbbing bass that sends mind melting tremors through your grey matter.

The title track, Trumpocalypse, and its version, Trumpocalypse Dub, totally remind me of the work of 1980’s St. Louis power dub trio Blind Idiot God, while the epic nine minute instrumental Li’l Orange Hands references some gritty guitar breaks that pay sly homage to early Stooges workouts. Deep and delicious, Dub Vulture dispenses a steamy soundtrack to accompany your next divination.

reviewed by Dave O Rama


BRAND NEW END TIMES DUB

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DUB VULTURE meets the NEEDLE HAPPY HOUR NOVEMBER 18TH

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The Needle Vinyl Tavern
November 18th 2016
Happy Hour – 4pm – 7pm
Music from – 5:30pm – 6:30pm
All Ages till 7pm


ALL-IN MUSIC ALBUM RELEASE SHOW

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ROBOCALLS at CAPITAL CITY RECORDS

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The Edmonton Public Library’s Capital City Records has posted a new batch of local records for download. Dub Vulture is ecstatic and grateful to report that Robocalls is among the latest offerings.  Pay off those late fees and kick out the jams!