The rumored and highly anticipated new studio version of CHVRCHES’ track “Bury It” featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore was premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 as today’s hottest record. CHVRCHES and Hayley first teamed up for a live version of this track last October in Nashville and then again at Parahoy this past March. With the urging of both fan bases this amazing collaboration has become a studio reality. Get your dancing shoes ready and hit that play button below.
Before CHVRCHES take the stage this Sunday at Rams Head Live in Baltimore they will be at The Sound Garden for a special meet and greet and autograph signing. The band will be signing copies of their latest CD/LP Every Open Eye and taking photos with fans. No purchase necessary and open to all ages. This free event begins at 1 PM EDT on Sunday, June 12, 2016.
CHVRCHES & Death Cab for Cutie to Donate Proceeds of North Carolina Shows to LGBT Rights Organizations
Ahead of their upcoming shows in North Carolina this month CHVRCHES and Death Cab for Cutie have pledged all proceeds from these shows to LGBT rights organizations Freedom Center for Social Justice and Southerners On New Ground (SONG) in response to North Carolina’s newly passed House Bill 2 otherwise known as the “bathroom bill”. While both bands are greatly opposed to this discriminatory bathroom law they will honor their scheduled shows instead of canceling as other performers have recently done in response to this bill. A joint statement from the bands released through Atlantic Records can be read in full below.
“We, Death Cab for Cutie and CHVRCHES are deeply saddened by the recent passage of North Carolina’s hateful and dangerous House Bill 2 (aka, HB2 or the “bathroom law.”). We are appalled by how Governor Pat McCrory and his conservative cronies have stoked the flames of fear around an undocumented, non-issue (i.e., sexual predators posing as transgender for the purpose of molesting children) as a way to not only discriminate against transgender persons but also to undermine the constitutional rights of North Carolina’s entire LGBT community. This nefarious brand of bigotry is embarrassing for the state of North Carolina and has no place in this great nation.”
“Since the passage of this horrific legislation, we have been deliberating as to what to do about our show together in Charlotte on June 16th as well as Death Cab for Cutie’s show in Asheville on June 11th. While we whole-heartedly support the decisions of our contemporaries to cancel their upcoming appearances in political protest, we have decided to honor our commitments and play. These shows will now be staged as benefits for two terrific North Carolina based organizations, Freedom Center for Social Justice and Southerners On New Ground (SONG), whom we admire for their tireless defense of LGBT rights in the state of North Carolina. We will not be taking a single dime from these shows. All profits will be donated to these important organizations.”
“We have absolutely loved playing in North Carolina over the past 17 years,” says Death Cab for Cutie’s Ben Gibbard, “Not only have the crowds always been amazing but we have met so many wonderful people who remain friends to this day. Not to mention that the music of Chapel Hill’s Superchunk, Archers of Loaf and countless others have been integral to the ethos and sound of our band. And so it is with a heavy heart that we announce these shows in Asheville and Charlotte will be our last in North Carolina as long as HB2 stands. We sincerely hope we won’t have to wait long to come back”.
“We are incredibly distressed by HB2 and all that has been happening in North Carolina, but are also heartened to hear about so many people fighting to create positive change,” stated CHVRCHES’ Lauren Mayberry. “I know that our fans will join us and Death Cab in promoting equality, empathy and understanding between people, and we are proud to be supporting Freedom Center for Social Justice and Southerners On New Ground at this show.”
“We know that all of us have a role to play in creating a world free from fear where attacks like HB2 are no longer feasible,” says Elias Lyles of Southerners On New Ground. “Death Cab for Cutie and CHVRCHES are acting in solidarity by using their concerts in North Carolina to lift up the voices and work of southern LGBTQ people of color, immigrants, and working class folks.”
Death Cab for Cutie are scheduled to play the US Cellular Center in Asheville on June 11th while both bands will co-headline the Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre in Charlotte on June 16th.
Governors Ball in New York City will kick off their music festival with a launch party tonight in the Great Room at the W New York – Union Square featuring a DJ set by CHVRCHES and a live performance by Panama Wedding. This exclusive music experience takes places Thursday, June 2nd from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM. RSVP to email@example.com.
CHVRCHES will then return on Sunday, June 5th to perform at Governors Ball Music Festival.
TYCI is headed to Edinburgh tomorrow to collaborate with Hidden Door Festival. This live music event will include performances by Rosie Lowe, Nimmo, HQFU, WOLF and the TYCI DJ’s on the decks.
Tickets are available from Hidden Door. Don’t miss the very first TYCI event in Edinburgh featuring a lineup you don’t want to miss!