Published Dec 01, 2017Tomorrow (December 2) marks the one year anniversary of the deadly Ghost Ship fire, which claimed 36 lives. In honour of the tragedy, record label 100% Silk has announced a new benefit compilation.
Two artists from 100% Silk were on the bill for the show at the DIY space in Oakland, CA. Now, the label will donate half of the proceeds from its Silk to Dry the Tears compilation to the Oakland charity Safer DIY Spaces.
Here's what the label had to say about the release:
Sorrow's only silver lining is the selflessness it inspires in others. The nightmare of last year's fire in Oakland left so many of us shredded, shattered, and speechless. But a communal compassion surged up in response, with artists, allies, and acquaintances from all over the globe re-connecting and re-committing to the power and potential of independent music as a healing, unifying force. So many SILK friends and family reached out expressing the desire to contribute creatively to a relief effort it was clear the emotion deserved an outlet. Silk To Dry The Tears collects 31 such songs from a spectrum of 100% Silk alumni and affiliates, threaded across four sides of fogged house, fantasy acid, nocturnal electronics, sleepwalker pop, and rhythmic reveries of varied internal states. Totaling nearly 170 minutes, it's a sprawl and a statement, shared in the spirit of inclusion, endurance, and empathy. Music brought us together; music will keep us together.
Listen to selections from the compilation below, and look for the whole thing to drop on February 9.