What do rappers Killer Mike and EL-P, the Reverend Al Green, post-hardcore group Pierce the Veil, country musician Sturgill Simpson, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, rapper Joey Bada$$, prog-rockers Primus, Australian electronic producer Chet Faker, Maryland rock band Clutch, and metal’s Between the Buried and Me have in common? Bet you would never guess it’s pink vinyl.
Ten Bands, One Cause, is a retail initiative created last year by RED Distribution, which brings ten artists together to reissue their albums on limited edition pink vinyl. For each album purchased, $1 will go to support the efforts of Gilda’s Club NYC, a non-profit organization named for the Saturday Night Live comedian/actress Gilda Ratner, who died of ovarian cancer in 1989. Today, GCNYC helps provide community support for both those diagnosed with cancer and their caretakers.
“I lost my mother to cancer last year and want to do all I can do to help those affected by this cruel disease,” said recording artist Ingrid Michaelson. “I am honored to be a part of 10 bands, One Cause benefiting Gilda’s Club NYC.”
Last year, with the support of punk rockers Against Me!, Australian singer-songwriter Courtney Barnett, former Drive-By Trucker Jason Isbell, country musician Kellie Pickler, indie-pop band Lucius, Philadelphia shoegazers Nothing, Alabama soul group St. Paul & the Broken Bones, punk rockers Me First & The Gimme Gimmes, UK psychedlic rock band Temples and metal band In This Moment, the Ten Bands, One Cause initiative raised
close to $30,000, and are hopeful to raise even more this year.
This year’s pink album releases include RTJ2 from Run the Jewels, Metamodern Sounds in Country Music from Sturgil Simpson, B4DA$$ from Joey Bada$$, Al Green’s 1977 classic The Belle Album, Coma Ecliptic from Between the Buried and Me, Built On Glass from Chet Faker, Pierce the Veil’s Collide With The Sky, Primus’ 1990 debut Fizzle Fry and Lights Out by Ingrid Michaelson.
“Breast cancer is something that effects each one of us,” said drummer Jean-Paul Gaster of Clutch. “We are honored to lend our support to Gilda’s Club NYC and their mission to support, empower, educate cancer patients and their families.”
The ten limited edition pink vinyl albums, except for Clutch’s new album Psychic Warfare which will be available on Oct. 2, are now available to purchase at retailers nationwide, wherever vinyl is sold. To learn more visit 10bands1cause.com.