You may have already heard something about this, but in a few hours, Donald J. Trump is going to become the President of the United States of America. These are dark and dire times, and the long-running Pacific Northwest indie rock duo Quasi have responded by uniting some of indie rock’s biggest names for the protest compilation Battle Hymns. The collection features new songs from people like Stephen Malkmus, Built To Spill frontman Doug Martsch, the New Pornographers leader Carl Newman, and Mary Timony. All three members of Sleater-Kinney are also present, in three different groups. Janet Weiss is the drummer for Quasi, and she also plays on more than half of the compilation’s tracks. Corin Tucker, along with R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, is a member of the recently-formed supergroup Filthy Friends. And Carrie Brownstein, along with Sleater-Kinney touring guitarist Mary Harkin, is half of a group called MEDS. Meanwhile, Superchunk’s Mac McCaughan contributes his song “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again),” and the reactivated Christina Martinez/Jon Spencer band Boss Hog chip in with a new track. Check out the tracklist below.
01 Love Always (Kathy Foster) – “We Won’t Go Back”
02 Mac McCaughan – “Happy New Year (Prince Can’t Die Again)”
03 Boss Hog – “Save Our Soul”
04 Stephen Malkmus – “Midnight Cruisers”
05 Drew Grow – “Time Bomb”
06 MEDS (Carrie Brownstein and Katie Harkin) – “No More Fizz”
07 Mary Timony – “Fight The Hate”
08 Quasi – “Ballad of Donald Duck & Elmer Fudd”
09 Libraness (Ash Bowie) – “A Kind of Survival”
10 Filthy Friends (Corin Tucker, Peter Buck, Scott McCaughey, Kurt Bloch, Bill Rieflin) – “Love In The Time of Resistance”
11 Carl Newman – “Our Nero”
12 Rebecca Gates – “NO DIVISION”
13 Doug Martsch – “Fuck 2016”
14 Sean Croghan – “Spider House”
You can buy the compilation here. All proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and 350.org.