A new Montreal band, an indie supergroup of sorts, is donating proceeds from their debut single to Canadian Council for Refugees’ Syrian Refugee Support Fund. The track was released via Bandcamp today, coinciding with the arrival of 161 Syrian refugees in Montreal.
Craven Empires features Victoria Klingenstierna (aka Swedish musician Viktrola), Jordon Zadorozny (Blinker the Star), George Donoso III (High Dials, Elephant Stone, the Dears), Peter X (Mike Feuerstack, Jason Bajada), Jon Ascensio (Doughboys), Tyr Jami (Syngja), Alexander MacSween (Tinker, Bionic) and Lily Lanken from the extended McGarrigle/Wainwright clan. Its members are said to include Lebanese refugees and descendants of “shipwrecked Irish famine-fleers.”
Listen to the track, “Refugees,” from the EP Laws of Otherhood, view the lyrics and donate here. ■