Aftermaths is a compilation raising money for ISER Caribe, an organization helping rebuild a more sustainable Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria. This album represents artists across a variety of genres, identities, and lives in Chicago, and is a follow up to a Hurricane Maria benefit booked here in Chicago at Elastic Arts last October. While the concert was a huge success at the time, it hardly seemed like enough given the rolling aftermath of the hurricane. Our federal government has failed to respond swiftly or adequately to the crisis, instead demonstrating that it considers Puerto Rico a colony and a debt burden. Aftermaths represents an effort to rally community around a situation where an existing power structure has failed.
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released August 17, 2018
Compiled by Mike Sugarman.
Mastered by John Daniel.
Album art is "A la ligera, 32" by Cristian Guzmán Cardona.
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"SNATCH" recorded live at The Hideout during Helltrap Nightmare on June 2, 2018.
Special thanks to Jean Burset, Sullivan Roger Davis, Glenna Fitch, Erica Gamble, and Jonathan Williger.
Special thanks to the people involved with the Hurricane Maria benefit last October including: Elastic Arts, Ben Baker Billington, RP Boo, Sarah Sherman, Blacker Face, Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan, the Logan Square Neighborhood Association, SOLD, J. Copes, Alex Bond, Alex Beam, Erica Gamble, Sarah Kraut, Nina Wexelblatt, Lily Oberman, Dan Sloan, the unnamed entity who lent us a Serato box, and everyone who came out and danced.