Art Exurb of 407 putting together a comp to benefit Coalition for the Homeless
The anonymous cranks over at Art Exurb of 407 â€“ Bao Movement? Really? â€“ like to grouse a lot about how lame and shitty Orlando is, and how there are too many hipsters, and how nobody’s really hip enough, and how the hipsters who aren’t hip enough don’t even understand irony (which: IRONY) or like the right television shows/movies/music, and there’s just no hope for these dumb fucking squares they’re surrounded by … you know, the regular litany of complaints that come from 22-year-olds-who-act-like-they’re-80 and who just don’t understand why they can’t live in a Vice spread foreverandalways.
However, it turns out that they’re the type of folks who onlyÂ appear to complain about everything, because an announcement made yesterday on the site (and yeah, of course it’s on Tumblr) shows that the blog is â€“ only a month into its existence â€“ already trying to make a positive difference in the city. AE407 is creating a compilation of local bands to raise money for the Central Florida Coalition for the Homeless. It’s a little unclear whether the comp will be released as a CD or not â€“ the post says “The mix will be available for digital download only, and we have set up aÂ bandcamp that will be accepting donations when the CD is ready,” which, if it’s download-only, what CD is gonna be ready? Or are they just using “CD” as interchangably and meaninglessly as “mixtape” in this case? â€“ but that’s almost irrelevant.
The point is they’ve already lined up eight bands to appear on the comp â€“Â Alexander & the Grapes,Â Alias Punch,Â Hear Hums,Â Howling Owls,Â Mandy Sloan,Â Maximino,Â Oh Fortuna, and Wet Nurse … all of whom seem to be deservedly well-loved by AE407 â€“ and are looking for additional bands. Or, you know, maybe not, because from what I’ve read, those seem to be the only area bands that meet these fellas’ ridiculously high standards of excellence. (I kid.) (Not really.)
Good bands, good cause. Don’t be a dick and pretend like this isn’t a cool thing.