Wet Leg, Jason Isbell, Tegan and Sara, and more have contributed to Noise for Now: Vol. 1, an upcoming compilation album benefitting abortion access. It arrives on November 24th as part of Record Store Day 2023.
Noise for Now is also the name of the non-profit that helmed the compilation, and their work has become even more pertinent since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022. The organization launched their eponymous record label to release their first album, which also features exclusive songs from Sleater-Kinney, My Morning Jacket, Fleet Foxes, Cat Power, and more.
Many of these songs were also featured on Good Music to Ensure Safe Abortion Access to All, another benefit compilation from 2022 that was only available as a Bandcamp download for one day. Noise for Now: Vol. 1, however, will be a vinyl-only release, pressed on clear wax and packaged with a “Liberate Abortion” print by Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon.
“The choice to decide what happens to our bodies is under attack and access to crucial services are being decimated and criminalized,” Tegan and Sara said in a press release. “Reproductive justice and access to safe abortion is a human rights issue and we are proud to support the organizations and individuals fighting for fundamental services and care against all odds.”
See the tracklist for Noise for Now: Vol. 1 below.
Meanwhile, Isbell and his band the 400 Unit are wrapping up one of the season’s most anticipated tours, before he joins Zach Bryan on his “Quittin Time Tour” next year. Grab tickets here.
Noise for Now: Vol. 1 Artwork:
Noise for Now: Vol. 1 Tracklist:
01. Loving You (Demo) – Wet Leg
02. Under My Control – Tegan and Sara
03. Meticulous Bird (Tune-Yards Remix) – Thao and the Get Down Stay Down
04. Free Time – Sleater-Kinney
05. Labor of Love – Bully
06. This Woman’s Work (Kate Bush cover) – Caroline Spence, Erin Rae, Michaela Anne, Tristen
07. Rose and Thorn – Maya Hawke
08. Rainbow Power (Timmy Thomas cover) – My Morning Jacket
09. Song to Bobby (Live) – Cat Power
10. The Kiss (Live) – Fleet Foxes
11. The Problem (Live) – Amanda Shires & Jason Isbell