As Donald Trump was sworn in to become the 45th President of the United States a little before noon today (Jan. 20), Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan announced Fighting Back with Music.
“During these next four years, I feel it's going to be extremely important to support organizations that will stand up to the Trump administration,” says Nolan.
The ACLU's mission statement is to defend, uphold and preserve rights and liberties of individuals in this country granted by the U.S. Constitution. This is something Nolan feels strongly about especially with the new President being sworn in today.
“In the next four years, there is a lot of potential to see policies that will discriminate against people of color, Muslims, women and the LGBT community,” explains Nolan. “The ACLU has a long history of fighting discriminatory and unconstitutional policies and I wanted to do something to unite people in support of that fight.”
Nolan is working with both Collective Confusion Records and Sub City to release the compilation.
A full list of artists involved include Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, Answering Machine, Baggage, Chris Farren, Potty Mouth, Brendan Kelley, Anthony Green, Frank Iero, Dave Hause, Sleep On It, Jared Hart, Cassino, Dead Heavens featuring Walter Schreifels, Allison Weiss, Brett Newski and more who haven't been announced.
Some of the bands that are going to be included in Fighting Back with Music have already begun talking about the project on Twitter.
— ˗ˏˋ AW ˊˎ˗ (@allisonweiss) January 20, 2017
— Sleep On It (@SleepOnItBand) January 20, 2017
— Jared Hart (@J_Hart201) January 20, 2017
Fighting Back with Music will be released in the Spring but there haven't been any details released yet regarding presale.
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