[AUDIO] Optimist Pessimist Records releases The Hope Compilation

Rikk Cavin of Optimist/Pessimist Records

Rikk Cavin of Optimist/Pessimist Records

Rikk Cavin‘s Optimist Pessimist Records has released The Hope Compilation, a new benefit in support of Planned Parenthood. Cavin announced the project in November after the national effort to defund Planned Parenthood began to pick up steam. All proceeds from digital downloads will benefit the organization and its work to provide medical support services to low-income women.

The Hope Compilation follows on the success of Cavin’s previous Edge For Autism compilation. Edge for Autism benefited San Diego’s Include Autism foundation and featured the music of 20 bands and artists from the Straight Edge community. Seeking wider support with the new release, The Hope Compilation features a mix of artists, including SE Frank, Cavin’s own JASONxVOORHEES, xSHOCKx, xIRREVERSIBLEx, and vxDEDxv. In full, 36 different bands and artists contributed to the project. Listen to the new record below.

We spoke to Cavin about the benefit album:

Here’s some info on the new compilation I have organized.

It is called “The Hope Compilation”, all proceeds will go to Planned parenthood in reaction to the potential defunding by Trump. There are 36 different artists spanning across several genres. As of right now the compilation is only $10 to maximize funds and in hope to reach our $300 goal by March.

From Jennifer Gunsaullus, PhD, Sociologist & Sexologist:

Planned Parenthood is one of the gems of our society. Amidst misinformation and defamation, they continue to stand strong to provide affordable health services for everyone. Our society plasters sex images everywhere but is fundamentally scared of the power of sex, and therefore is irresponsible and shaming in its approach to sex education. So we desperately need to support organizations like Planned Parenthood.

I am a huge advocate of their work, from health services and testing, to sexual health screenings, to safe and confidential conversations, to community outreach, and sex education. There’s a reason they’ve been around for a long time–they know what they’re doing, they do it well, and we need them!”

The Hope Compilation is available to download or stream through the Optimist / Pessimist Records Bandcamp page.

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