- 11 Apr 17
A charity, called "7-Inches For Planned Parenthood", aims to raise money for the women's healthcare organisation.
Björk, Laurie Anderson, Bon Iver and St. Vincent are among the acts who have been enlisted for a new series of 7" records aimed at raising money for women's healthcare organisation Planned Parenthood.
Also among the acts involved are Mitski, Common, Feist, Nico Muhly, Mary J. Blige and Sleater-Kinney, while Elliot Smith, Margaret Atwood and comedian Jenny Slate.
Planned Parenthood will release 7" records featuring collaborations between these acts over the coming months, while a boxset of the releases will also follow.
In a statement, 7" For Planned Parenthood said: "Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood. If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD testing and treatment, birth control, and life-saving cancer screenings.
"7-inches for Planned Parenthood is a response to this threat. This curated series of 7-inch vinyl records is being made by a group of people who believe that access to health care is a public good that should be fiercely protected. Do we know there’s a joke in the name? We do. We hope the title evokes the rich history of 7-inch vinyl records as a medium for protest music and resistance."