The Go is making a "mall but earnest attempt to effect change" with its music.
Joining ongoing protests after the killing of George Floyd two weeks ago in Minneapolis, the Detroit rock band is selling its entire catalog online for a minimum donation of $5. Proceeds going to the social justice non-profits the Bail Project and the Equal Justice Initiative.
In a statement the band says that, "We must not allow ourselves to look the other way while innocent Americans plead for help. There is no room in this world for racism. Please, join us and help protect the innocent...A peaceful coexistence should not be a privilege; It is the birthright of every human being...Let your voice be heard! Speak out against racism now!"
The Go formed during 1996 and included Jack White in an early lineup. The digital offerings includes nearly 200 songs, ranging from the group's seven official album releases, rarities from last year's deluxe 20th anniversary of the band's debut album, "Whatcha Doin'," Bobby Harlow's unreleased 1993 album "A Subtle Scare" and John Krautner's "Fun with Gum Vol. 1" from 2015.
The package can be purchased at thego4blm.com.
The Go -- whose music has been licensed to TV shows such as "Entourage," "My Name is Earl" and others -- is currently on hiatus.
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