The people who released the Occupy compilation will be releasing Buy This Fracking Album, an anti-fracking album and a quest to save America’s drinking water. Anti-Flag will be on the album along with Pete Seeger, The Roots, Tom Chaplin, Rusted Root and others. The album will be out early 2014.
From the creators of the Independent Music Award-winning Occupy This Album comes Buy This Fracking Album, a musical response to fracking and a quest to save America’s drinking water.
What is Fracking?
Fracking, short for hydraulic-fracturing, is a dangerous method of natural gas extraction. It entails drilling deep underground into shale deposits and blasting millions of gallons of water laced with sand and hundreds of toxics chemicals to break apart the rock to release methane (natural gas).
Over the past decade, there has been a rush by gas companies to find and extract natural gas using this controversial drilling method. But fracking has brought rampant environmental and economic problems to rural communities. Accidents and leaks have polluted rivers, streams and drinking water supplies – leaving many Americans, primarily in rural (and often impoverished) communities without safe drinking water. Fracking has been linked to well over a thousand cases of groundwater contamination across the United States. Also common from the practice is surface water contamination, significant air quality problems, public health catastrophes, economic losses to communities, and a host of other problems. (More information about fracking here)
Buy This Fracking Album will feature original songs from both iconic and emerging artists who want to support the vitality of America’s drinking water, and our earth’s environment.
The initial artist line-up for the album includes:
Pete Seeger, Anti Flag, Rusted Root, Rootz Undergound, Marco Benevento and Dave Dreiwitz, Mike + Ruthy, Tom Chapin, David Amram, Roots Revelators, Chris Merenda, Go For Launch and Jay Samel. Additional artists to be announced in the coming weeks (Deadline for Submissions: December 31st, 2013).
Buy This Fracking Album will be released in early 2014 on Movement Music Records. Music with a mission, the album will bring both awareness and financial support for the anti-fracking movement. A portion of proceeds received from the sale of this work will go directly to organizations within the Anti Fracking Movement, including a great organization Marecellus Protest, an Anti Fracking organization based out of Pennsylvania. Buy This Fracking Album is produced By Jason Samel of Movement Music Records, in association with Girlie Action and Music For Occupy.