Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby Cover Broadcast, Guided by Voices for Kansas Reproductive Rights

The covers support the Vote No Kansas PAC, whose mission is to prevent the Kansas legislature from completely banning abortions under Bill 2746

BY Kaelen BellPublished Jul 21, 2022

Indie power couple and Kansas residents Waxahatchee and Kevin Morby have teamed up to release a pair of covers in support of the Vote No Kansas PAC, who are attempting to block the passing of House Bill 2746. If passed, the amendment would allow the Kansas Legislature to completely ban all abortions in the state. 

Morby and Waxahatchee have chosen a pair of gentle classics for the cause, covering Guided by Voices' "The Goldheart Mountaintop Queen Directory" and Broadcast's "Tears in the Typing Pool" respectively. The covers are available exclusively through Bandcamp, with all proceeds going to Vote No Kansas. 

"With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, the state of Kansas, where we live, has become a really important haven for bordering states in the fight for access to reproductive healthcare," the couple wrote in a statement. "There's an amendment to the state constitution in the upcoming election that would put abortion rights at risk. We're asking Kansas folks to vote no on this amendment in the August 2nd election and we're supporting Vote No Kansas, an amazing local organization raising awareness about this issue. We record covers on a 4-track at home from time to time, so we're releasing 2 of those today on Bandcamp. It's a sliding scale starting at $5 and all funds raised will go directly to Vote No Kansas."

Melinda Lavon, Chair of Vote No Kansas, said in her own statement, "It's vital that we have music to process and express what is going on around us and our reaction to it. This historic vote in Kansas over our rights to bodily autonomy and reproductive care is our only voice in the matter! If we fail in August our constitution will be changed and our rights quickly lost."
Jasmine Bates, Treasurer of Vote No Kansas, added, "We're so grateful to everyone working to help raise funds and awareness around this amendment. There's a lot of misinformation being intentionally spread that will lead many folks to vote away their own rights. We'll continue spreading the truth about what this vote means for Kansas and working to get folks out to vote NO."

Kevin Morby's last album was this year's This Is a Photograph. Waxahatchee released the much-acclaimed Saint Cloud in 2020.

The pair's covers are crackly, unadorned affairs, and you can listen to them (and buy them) below. 

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