BarackRock.org Launches

 

 

 

 

Musicians and artists donate
exclusive MP3s and artwork to support Obama.

By Blurt Staff

 

When Jack Dolgen (Maricopa, Sam Champion) met Barack Obama,
he told him “You’ve been running, I’ve been recording.” The song he referenced,
“Daytime,” is about unity, and will be the first song released on
BarackRock.org, a website created by Dolgen’s IWroteYouASong.org, which aims to
trade art for political action.

 

According to the press release, “BarackRock.org uses music
and design to bring people from around the world together under one banner and
channel their energy into a unified force. BarackRock.org is an ever-expanding
archive of free, exclusive MP3s, each with its own individual art, meant to
build funds, excitement and action for the Obama campaign.”

 

Dolgen and designer Andrew Ackermann were inspired to ask
their friends in the music and design worlds to contribute their work to the
cause. BarackRock.org is the first campaign, and will feature daily
contributions from Maricopa, Jens Lekman, Sam Champion, Antibalas, Via Audio,
Northern State, Frank Bango, Sono Oto, Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears,
The Jealous Girlfriends, and “many, many more!” The effort will continue until
Election Day.

 

The statement closes thusly: “The political change we’re
working towards won’t come by itself. The more downloads we get, the larger our
impact can be, so spread the word! These are unreleased tracks and demos, only
available here, and only available now, so plug in your headphones and make a
difference.”

 

Have at ‘em, folks!

 

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