Björk, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, & More Announce 7-Inches For Planned Parenthood

A group of artists has come together to contribute to a series of 7″ releases that will benefit Planned Parenthood. Björk, Bon Iver, St. Vincent, Foo Fighters, Sleater-Kinney, Chvrches, Feist, Jon Brion, Mary J Blige, Mitski, Sharon Van Etten, Nico Muhly, and more will put out either new or unreleased/rare songs through the project. The songs will be released digitally over the coming weeks, and they’ll eventually be compiled into a vinyl box set. To introduce the new initiative, St. Vincent and John Legend covered Minnie Riperton’s “Lovin’ You” in a video featuring Zach Galifianakis as a pushy and very funny producer. Watch that and see a full list of participating artists below.

Here’s a list of contributors:

Record Contributors
Aparna Nancherla
Björk
Bon Iver
Bryce Dessner
Chvrches (with film clip directed by Kristen Stewart)
Common
Dr. Willie Parker
Dream Hampton
Elliott Smith
Estelle
Feist
Foo Fighters
Heather McGhee
Helado Negro
Janeane Garofalo
Jenny Slate
John Legend
Jon Brion
Laurie Anderson
Margaret Atwood
Margaret Cho
Mary J Blige
Mary Lattimore
Matt Berninger
Meg Baird
Mitski
Nico Muhly
Pete Holmes
Sarah Silverman
Sharon Van Etten
Sleater-Kinney
St. Vincent
Tig Notaro
Zach Galifianakis

Visual Contributors
Angela Pilgrim
Azar Kazimir
Domonique Echeverria
Hisham Akira Bharoocha
Jacqui Oakley
James Merry
Mark Fox
Megan Tatem
Molly Schiot
Penelope Gazin
Rashid Johnson
Shepard Fairey
William Villalongo

Here’s a statement from the collective behind the project:

Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood. If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD testing and treatment, birth control, and life-saving cancer screenings.

7-inches for Planned Parenthood is a response to this threat. This curated series of 7-inch vinyl records is being made by a group of people who believe that access to health care is a public good that should be fiercely protected. Do we know there’s a joke in the name? We do. We hope the title evokes the rich history of 7-inch vinyl records as a medium for protest music and resistance.

Planned Parenthood will receive 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this 7-inch box set and streaming listens. We see this initiative as the start of something bigger, and hope it will inspire both contributors and listeners to continue to seek out ways to stand with Planned Parenthood and other institutions that are so vital to us all.

Get more information on 7-Inches For Planned Parenthood here.