2013 SwitchBitch Records Compilation Sampler
With the recent tragedy in Boston, local musician, record label and recording studio owner Michael Abiuso decided to put together a fundraiser in order to assist those affected by the Boston incident.
Michael (formerly of The Gay Blades and currently of The Venetia Fair) altered the lyrics to The Gay Blades’ Shake the Graves, recorded a cover of it and is selling it at SwitchBitchRecords.bandcamp.com All proceeds are going to The One Fund Boston organization (onefundboston.org)
“I’ve been feeling awful about the tragic events that recently took place here in Boston. This morning as soon as I woke up I decided spur of the moment that I was going to do something to help out. I really don’t have much to offer other than different forms of art. I chose my favorite song, which just so happened to have been written by two of my best friends (Shake the Graves by James/Clark and Quinn/Puppy of The Gay Blades) and did my interpretation of it to dedicate to those affected by the devastating Boston event.
My main goal was to keep everything very natural and spontaneous to remain sincere to the subject. I revamped the lyrics, recorded two full takes of the song mistakes and all and chose one to run with.
If you are able to join us in this opportunity to help those in need feel free to purchase and download this track. All proceeds go to The One Fund (onefundboston.org) “ – Mike Abiuso
SwitchBitch Records known for their diverse roster, unique genre-defying artists, and passion for the art of music have teamed up with various artists to release the 2013 SwitchBitch Records Compilation Sampler Volume #1.
Due out on March 1st this free compilation CD will take you on an extraordinary journey through the twisted minds of SwitchBitch Records. The album is divided into two sections. One of which being “Family” consisting of mainly SBR artists and the other being “Friends,” consisting of various artists that assisted in the production of the sampler.
The sampler is to be distributed at SXSW in Austin, TX this year. In the event that listeners can’t make it down, an extended digital version of the sampler will be available for free or donations at: SwitchBitchRecords.bandcamp.com. Proceeds go to purchasing more free downloads and promotional flyers. The extended versi on contains a “Lovers” section consisting of artists that label owner Michael Abiuso has shared a band and/or stage with. “’Why does this stand out from other compilations?’ you ask”? Well SwitchBitch Records is quite fond the element of surprise. Peppered in are some new songs, remixes, re-masters and quite possibly a special guest!
Grab the free download and perk those ears to find out!
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