Friday, January 20, 2017

FIGHTING BACK WITH MUSIC

FIGHTING BACK WITH MUSIC
Taking Back Sunday’s John Nolan and Friends Compile Music For Everyone
Featuring Rare or Unreleased Music By Taking Back Sunday,
Anti-Flag, Anthony Green, Frank Iero, Dave Hause, Cassino,
Dead Heavens featuring Walter Schreifels, and More





“During these next four years, I feel it's going to be extremely important to support organizations that will stand up to the Trump administration,” says John Nolan, guitarist for alt-rock band TAKING BACK SUNDAY about the incoming Presidential administration headed by Donald J. Trump.  Instead of being complacent, Nolan is joining forces with indie label Collective Confusion Records and Hopeless Records’ charity arm Sub City to assemble MUSIC FOR EVERYONE, a compilation of musicians and artists who are equally empowered to take action in this fiery political environment to be released this Spring 2017.

Artists who have committed to donating rare or unreleased music to the compilation include Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, Answering Machine, Baggage, Chris Farren, Potty Mouth, Brendan Kelley, Anthony Green, Frank Iero, Dave Hause, Sleep On It, Jared Hart, Cassino, Dead Heavens featuring Walter Schreifels, Allison Weiss, Brett Newski and more artists to be announced. The cover art was designed and donated by artist David Foarde (Instagram: @DavidFoarde).

100% of the profits made from the sale of the compilation will be donated to American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), a nonpartisan, non-profit whose mission statement is to defend, uphold and preserve rights and liberties of individuals in this country granted by the U.S. Constitution. “In the next four years, there is a lot of potential to see policies that will discriminate against people of color, Muslims, women and the LGBT community," explains Nolan. "The ACLU has a long history of fighting discriminatory and unconstitutional policies and I wanted to do something to unite people in support of that fight.”

"Helping musicians connect with fans to raise funds for important organizations, like the ACLU, is at the heart of everything we do at Sub City, so we are thrilled that our friend John Nolan asked us to be a part of bringing this incredible compilation to life," said Louis Posen, President of Hopeless Records and Sub City non-profit.

Mike Colleran of Collective Confusion Records adds, “John [Nolan] and I had spent some time on the road together last summer during the primaries, and we were glued to the news the entire trip. I personally was shocked and saddened about some of the rhetoric that was slowly becoming more mainstream. There has been a toxic atmosphere to the political climate for years, which only seems to be getting worse. After the election, John approached me about putting together this compilation and I realized it was up to everyone, as average citizens, to do what they can to make their voices heard and to stand up and make it known that these ideas don't represent us. I jumped on board with the project immediately, and I hope it will do some small part in making our country a better place for everyone.”

“I also wanted to give artists an opportunity to express something about what's gone on in this country over the past year and what's coming in the next ones,” concludes Nolan. “I needed that for myself and wanted to connect with other people who needed it. And I wanted to take that need for self-expression and channel it into something bigger than all of us."
 
Music For Everyone will be released Spring 2017 via Collective Confusion Records/Sub City.  For pre-order information, please go to: http://www.musicforeveryone.us/

To read more on the ACLU’s commitment to stand up for human rights in the wake of the recent election: https://www.aclu.org/news/aclu-statement-donald-trumps-election

 
About Sub City:
Established in 1999, Sub City is the 501(c)(3) charity arm of Hopeless Records. It has raised over 2.3 million dollars for over 60 non-profit organizations by connecting bands and fans to causes they are passionate about. Sub City has been recognized for its efforts by the 110th U.S. Congress, the California Senate, the Los Angeles City Council, the National Association of Retail Merchandisers (NARM), Billboard MagazineAlternative Press Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Railroadiana Presents: Dreamway


We'll be debuting a new project this Friday at Little Field in the heart of Brooklyn! One Of The Lucky Ones is a collaboration of friends from the Collective Confusion family. Come on out if you're in the city! 

Monday, December 28, 2015

Call To Arms: Volume 2 Now Available!

Collective Confusion Records is proud to release the second installment in it's charity compilation series, Call To Arms: Volume 2. 


100% of the proceeds for this release will be donated to Feeding America. At Feeding America, 98% of all donations go directly to helping those in need. Feeding America's network provides over 3.7 billion meals to 1 in 7 Americans in need of healthy foods to help them live more secure and stable lives.

Call To Arms 2 features brand new tracks from friends new and old. Check out the tracklisting below.



1. Cassino - Bottlenecker (Acoustic)
2. Brian Bonz - Apparitions (Live)
3. John Nolan - The Devil Doesn't Care
4. Old Flings - Funeral Mixtape (Acoustic)
5. Rae Fitzgerald - Jackal II
6. Gameday Regulars - The Punisher
7. Travis Hayes - Empty Orchestra (Acoustic)
8. Chris Farren - Desperate Kingdom of Love
9. Tea & Water - Change Your Mind
10 - JD Fetcho - I Dreamt You Were A Singer
11 - Jared Hart - The Leo 
12 - Noise and Rhythm - Crown Heights

Pick it up at www.collectiveconfusionrecords.bandcamp.com

Saturday, December 12, 2015

See you soon, Sayreville...

We're happy to announce Collective Confusion Records will be a vendor at this year's Holiday Pop-Up Shop! We will be selling all CCR releases, as well as test presses, signed posters, and other rare stuff we've amassed over the years. Looking forward to seeing you there! 


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

John Nolan's "Sad, Strange, Beautiful Dream" now available! (CCR-009)

Hey everyone! We're super happy to announce that John Nolan's new solo record Sad, Strange, Beautiful Dream is now available via Collective Confusion Records.


There are less than 20 copies of this left on black vinyl in our webstore. In addition, we have a very small amount (think less than 10) of the acoustic bootleg version of the record also available. 

These LPs come with a full lyric sheet and digital download. and Grab them now before they're gone forever! 

Thank you everyone for supporting the PledgeMusic campaign. We couldn't have done it without you. 

-Mike

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Noise & Rhthym's "Ornamental" (CCR-010) Now Available!

We are more than happy to announce that our good friends (and one of our favorite Brooklyn bands) Noise & Rhythm's Ornamental is now available to pick up in the CCR webstore! Pressed on black vinyl and limited to 300 copies, this release is an absolutely beautiful gatefold jacket. The layout and artwork for the record was provided by another good friend, Dave Foarde.

This record is truly a family affair, and the music on it is just as inviting. Check out some pictures below, and PICK IT UP HERE! It's only $15, and you can get free shipping if you Tweet/Insta/Facebook/Carrier Pigeon about it! Just tag @collectivemike or Collective Confusion Records to take advantage.

Hear a few tracks off of the record HERE!



Stay tuned for more!  

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

John Nolan's 'Sad Strange Beautiful Dream' and TOUR

Hey! We're super excited to announce John Nolan's Sad Strange Beautiful Dream will be released July 27th, 2015. Written and recorded over the past two years, and produced by Mike Sapone (TBS, Brand New, Straylight Run), this record features musicians from Kevin Devine's Goddamn Band, Dashboard Confessional, and Bad Books.

You can still pre-order the record through our Pledgmusic page right HERE.

John will be touring this summer to support the record, please check out the dates below. See you there. 

-Mike

ON TOUR THIS SUMMER!
08/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
08/20 – Allston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs
08/21 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
08/22 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
08/23 – Washington, DC @ DC9
08/24 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
08/26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
08/27 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
08/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hotel CafĂ©
08/29 – Costa Mesa, CA @ The Wayfarer
08/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
09/01 – Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
09/02 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern
09/03 – Vancouver, BC @ Media Club