In the US, a collaboration between Spanish beer company Mahou Beer and NYHed Studio in New York have set out to support local bars affected by the pandemic through vinyl releases.
That’s right, you can now help out local bars and restaurants affected by the pandemic by buying vinyl! The initiative has been set up as a collab between beer giants, Mahou Beer, and NYHed Studio, with Spanish band Go Cactus providing two tracks on a special vinyl release.
The two songs – Would You Hold My Hand and Hippie Jump will be on sale via vinyl from over 150 establishments in New York, Florida, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington DC.
The legendary NYHed Studio is co-owned by Rocio Verta-Ray who also produced the exclusive tracks from Go Cactus, an up and coming Spanish trio delivering catchy indie rock music in the vein of Ty Segall and Strange Boys. The special edition vinyl released as part of the project was pressed in Brooklyn Phono.
Verta Ray goes on to say: “For me, Vinyls For Good is the perfect project to respond to this crisis since it supports both the musicians as well as the live venues and bars that until recently were the lifeblood of in-person performances.”
With the global pandemic hitting businesses worldwide, it’s projects like these that are helping keep places afloat. Record Store Day have been doing their part to help drum up support and advertising of online local record store sales to give the smaller independent stores a chance to survive. ‘Vinyls for Good’ aims to do the same but in supporting local bars and restaurants instead, who need just as much help.
Check out the project and find out more details over at the Vinyls for Good website HERE, and maybe purchase a copy and support those local bars and restaurants you love!
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