44 track compilation will raise money for Brooklyn Community Bail Fund and features tracks by Fatima Al Qadiri, Varg, Puce Mary, Laurel Halo and more
US labels Allergy Season and Discwoman are back with another mammoth charity compilation, one year after Physically Sick raised money for The American Civil Liberties Union, Callen-Lorde, The National Immigration Law Center and Planned Parenthood. Physically Sick Volume 2 focuses on the injustices of the US jail system, donating its profits to Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.
“It's hard to believe it's been a year since we released Physically Sick, and while the response was beyond our expectations – there's no sugarcoating it: we're still sick!” says the joint statement on Bandcamp.
“Everyone's heard of bail, but the cycle of financial bondage it perpetuates is less well known,” it continues. “If a person can't pay their bail, they must wait in jail until their court date... It is a racist, backwards design that disproportionately punishes people of colour and the poor. Our goal is to draw attention to this pernicious cycle, and raise actual bail money for as many people as possible.”
Physically Sick 2 was compiled for the two labels by Umfang, Frankie Decaiza Hutchinson and Physical Therapy, with artists including Fatima Al Qadiri, Varg, Elysia Crampton, Giant Swan, MESH, Puce Mary, Laurel Halo, EMBACI and many more. It's out now via Bandcamp.