Sorority Noise’s Cameron Boucher has built a reputation as an excellent covers artist, having released the home-recorded collection Some Covers last March, as well as takes on Motion City Soundtrack and Rilo Kiley later in the year. Today he’s shared a reinterpretation of Brand New’s “Me Vs. Maradona Vs. Elvis” from 2003’s Deja Entendu. It’s a gentle rendition, emotively enrapturing, and arrives alongside the announcement that Boucher is making his entire catalogues with Sorority Noise and Old Gray “pay what you like” until Sunday, with all proceeds going to the ACLU. Listen below.
Boucher will also be performing at a benefit show raising money for CAIR this Friday in New York, and has shared the following statement about why he’s taking action:
We as a band can not remain silent in these times of bigotry and racism. We stand in solidarity with our Muslim friends, and against the authoritarian tactics meant to divide us. In noting the outreach platform that we’re fortunate to have, we are making all of our music “pay what you like,” and will be directing all donations to ACLU. Please donate if you can, and please call your local representatives (searchable here: http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/) to voice opposition to the executive branch’s orders and help make a change. There’s so much we can all do, this is just the start.
Sorority Noise’s forthcoming You’re Not As _____ As You Think is out 3/17 on Triple Crown.