100% OF BANDCAMP PROCEEDS FROM THESE SINGLES will go to support the work of climate and sustainability champions 350.org
About the Rock Version:
I love how this recording came out. It was done late one night here at Humble Abode Music, in one take, with all of us playing in one room and me singing live with the band. The mix is pretty much "as is," just straight forward and raw, with few overdubs and not too much over-thinking or post-production finesse. I love it. It reminds me of the 4 track recordings I used to make with my friends in some basement in New Hampshire. The limitations are the sound of urgency. And that's what this song is about: limitations and urgency.
About the Folkie Version:
Between sets at our show in Pittsburgh a fan requested "I'm Ready For the Industrial Revolution to Be Over." However, we were playing this gorgeous hall and I didn't feel that the punk version we had previously released would work well in the space. So I made up a quick chart for Jake and Will and we rather spontaneously presented this "folkie version" at the top of the second set. The band nailed it, the house mix was great, and Ovi had the H5 recorder set up and rolling. There's a great video of this performance on youtube as well. (youtu.be/AypUEdkdwE0
About the mission:
Compared to the fossil fuel industry (the wealthiest corporations the world has ever known) our resources are extremely limited. And the urgency with which we must act against the threat of a global climate catastrophe could not be any greater. Many think it's already too late. The most recent reports give us at most 12 years to build a 100% renewable energy infrastructure and still have a shot at averting an irreversible climate catastrophe. Which is why we're donating 100% of the money raised from this song to 350.org
and their tireless efforts to organize, energize and mobilize the citizens of earth for the fight for our future. The fight for our survival. Maybe someday I'll work for these folks full time. In the meantime I will sing their praises loudly, urgently, and regardless of limitations. Because, as I've learned, the greatest resource we have is us.
You can read more about them below or by visiting 350.org
From the video “Climate Change is About Power”
Our fight against climate change is a battle over power.
But not only the type of power that runs our cars or keeps our buildings warm.
We have to take back the power that the fossil fuel industry has over society.
Fossil fuel companies are the wealthiest and most powerful corporations on the planet
And their core business model threatens all of us
For decades they have corrupted our governments
Ravaged our planet
And treated the atmosphere like an open sewer
While the impacts of climate change devastate the people who have done the least to cause The problem.
We believe in a sustainable and prosperous future which is socially just and economically fair.
Our mission is to inspire train and mobilize people to bring power back to Citizens and create a thriving global climate movement.
to put the heat on the fossil fuel industry
Drive our leaders to act and create the climate solutions the world needs
We will confront the power of the fossil fuel industry, dismantling their social license
Stopping their projects on the ground
We will also continue to work locally with communities affected, supporting those responding to climate disasters and working to promote investment Towards community based sustainable initiatives and renewable energy Projects.
We will keep targeting and pressuring local and national governments to Take action on reducing emmisons.
But we need everybody
No matter where you live there are ways to plug in
Whether it’s joining our campaigns online
Organizing for climate action in your community
Or joining a mass mobilization
To move beyond fossil fuel and to a clean energy future
There’s room for everyone in this growing movement
Together we can create a new kind of power