Today Run For Cover Records are releasing a one-day-only benefit compilation of demos and voice memos via Bandcamp. The collection includes previously unheard, early demos, acoustic versions, practice and phone recordings, and other rarities from a wide range of past and present Run For Cover artists, including Camp Cope, Tigers Jaw, Pity Sex, glass beach, Fury, Wicca Phase Spring Eternal—and even a brand new song from Field Medic. The compilation will be available for 24 hours with all proceeds going to the MusiCares Covid-19 Relief Fund. From Camp Cope’s stunningly raw “The Face Of God,” to The Berries’ stripped down “Fruit,” to a blown-out rehearsal recording of Pity Sex’s “Acid Reflex” the compilation offers an intimate look at the artists’ early songwriting stages or experiments.
The label discussed the compilation in a statement, saying:
“Bandcamp Fridays have provided such a great opportunity for people to check out new music and support worthwhile causes throughout the year. We wanted to invite people to go a bit deeper on some of the RFC catalog so we asked our artists to comb through their voice memo demos to share some early glimpses of the creative process. There are some sparse acoustic demos, full-band first takes, improvised solos, and everything in between. MusiCares has provided so much to the independent music community before and during the Covid crisis that we wanted to give back and support them however we could.”