Sonic Youth Share Two Live Albums to Support Abortion Rights in Texas

The previously unheard 'Live in Austin 1995' and 'Live in Dallas 2006' are Bandcamp Friday exclusives, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Fund Texas Choice and the Abortion Support Network
Sonic Youth Share Two Live Albums to Support Abortion Rights in Texas
Long-disbanded alt-rock icons Sonic Youth have kinda-sorta come together for a very worthy cause this Bandcamp Friday, sharing two previously unheard live albums to benefit Fund Texas Choice and the Abortion Support Network in response to the state's recently passed anti-abortion legislature. 

Both albums were recorded in Texas; the first at a 1995 show at Austin Music Hall during the band's Washing Machine era, while the second captures a 2006 show at the Gypsy Tea Room in Dallas during the Rather Ripped tour. 

Sonic Youth are also selling three new T-shirts on their website, with the proceeds going to the same causes. It looks like their online store has crashed at the moment, (likely from too much traffic, which rules), so Godspeed if you're trying to nab one. 

A note on the Sonic Youth Bandcamp page reads:

In its posthumous state, Sonic Youth have dedicated great energy in making previously unreleased sounds available to their fanbase. Historically, their trailblazing cross-country tours of back to the mid '80s consolidated their independent/artistic stance with many formative Texan bands and artists, including the likes of the Butthole Surfers, Big Boys, Daniel Johnston, and Meat Joy. The enduring support from Lone Star state fans for SY warrants a favour returned specifically for this state's fanbase, and in broader scope, Sonic Youth support a national and world community where abortion is embraced as health care and a human right.

You can stream both albums below, and should definitely head over to Bandcamp and toss them a few bucks if you can. 

Live in Austin 1995:



Live in Dallas 2006: