“Comp 175 – A Benefit for Queer Programs & Services in the Pacific Northwest” Tracklist:
1. Deluxe – An Evening Alone
2. Matt Alber – Tightrope
3. Logan Lynn – Do You Want Me Or Not?
4. Scream Club, Peaches, Shunda K, and Nicky Click – Billionaire (Remix)
5. Atole – Tonya
6. God-Des & She – God, I Know You Love Me
7. Magic Mouth – Wash It Off
8. Christeene – Tropical Abortion
9. Kimono Kops – A Shotgun Cottage
10. Jeremy Gloff – Outsiders
11. Kerry Hallett – Easy Go
12. Bobby Jo Valentine – Home
13. Jana Fisher – If I Ever Break Your Heart
14. A Million Tiny Architects – Lost In Oscillations
15. Jeb Havens – Parachute
16. Mattachine Social – Star Box
17. Tom Goss – Seems Like Yesterday
18. Logan Lynn – Turn Me Out (Modern Remix)
19. Kelly Moe – Collide Into You (Bovine Remix)
20. L10 – Oh Yeah!
21. Brett Gleason – Polarity
22. The Sexbots – Solar Power
23. Magic Mouth – Hush
24. Houston Bernard – 14 14 LUV
25. Noah Daniel Wood – Joshua
26. Jonny – The Gay Canon
27. Microfilm – B.F.F.
28. Blue Redder – Seahorse
29. Jeb Havens – Wake Up Call
30. Logan Lynn – Alone Together (Boy In Static Remix)
31. Bobby Jo Valentine – Gunshot
32. Katrina Skalland – Kiss You
33. Towering Trees – Brandy Alexander
34. Barbi Crash – Talk Shit
35. Atole – Maximal Techno
36. Matthew Mercer – Swallowing Stars
37. Kerry Hallett – Hating Nothing
38. Marshall J. – Damn It All
39. Stephan Nance – Firecracker
40. Noah Daniel Wood – Eli Wants A High Five
41. Mattachine Social – Lovers
42. Brett Gleason – Unruddered (Dead Red Velvet Remix)
43. Houston Bernard – Love (Matt Moss Vocal Mix)
44. Logan Lynn – Tramp Stamps and Birthmarks
45. Alternate Destination – July
Huge thanks to all 36 bands who donated their music to “Comp 175″ – A Benefit for Queer Programs & Services in the Pacific Northwest. I’m deeply moved by this community of generous, talented people and couldn’t be happier with how the record has turned out! It’s EPIC.
About the album title: Section 175 was a provision of the German Criminal Code from 1871 to 1994, making homosexuality a crime. Over 140,000 people were convicted under the law. The Nazis broadened the law in 1935 and thousands died in concentration camps in the prosecutions that followed.
Today, all over the world, the fight for LGBTQ freedom and equality is not yet won. Your purchase of this record helps to ensure that the important work of this vital community resource continues.
The Q Center Concert Series has brought local, national and international queer and allied artists to the stage since its inception in 2010 and now we are going to produce our first ever Compilation record in support of the programs and services offered at Q Center and SMYRC. Acts already signed on include myself, Matt Alber, Scream Club, Peaches, Nicky Click, Jeremy Gloff, Shunda K of Yo Majesty, Atole, Magic Mouth, Towering Trees, Mattachine Social, Bobby Jo Valentine, Tom Goss, Noah Daniel Wood, and many more!
If you are interested in getting your music out there to a larger audience and would like to donate a track to the compilation, please send a hi-quality WAV or AIFF alongside an MP3 of your original work (only one per artist, please) as well as a hi res 300 dpi photo to Logan@pdxQcenter.org – using Dropbox is fine, or you can mail your original on a CD to 4115 N. Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97217.
All submissions are due by November 1st, 2012. Be sure to include the official submission form (found HERE) with your submission.
Spread the word! I look forward to hearing what you do.
This week while I was in New York City I had the chance to catch up with the mastermind behind the freaky pop genius of SSION, Cody Critcheloe. We talked about new videos, the trials of growing up queer in small towns, what it’s like working with bands like Gossip, Fischerspooner, and Peaches, what it means to “make it” in the music industry in this day and age, and more.
Watch SSION’s “Earthquake” video now, then check out our conversation (and behind the scenes photos from the “Earthquake” shoot by Megan Mantia) below!
LL: Hi Cody! Thanks for chatting with me today. Your new video premiered this past week and the response seems to be really great so far. Congratulations! You and I have both spent a great deal of time in Kansas City. How was the experience of growing up in that part of the country for you? Read the rest of this entry »