It's easy to call the world a flaming pile, boil some noodles, wrap up in a blanket, and forget yourself to the middle seasons of The Sopranos. Turns out, though, it's not terribly more difficult to help affect positive change. Montreal-via-Edmonton lo-fi pop songwriters Alex Calder and Homeshake (Peter Sagar) have decided to dust off some extra material and sell it off for charity.
"In the wake of things being weird and terrible in the world lately," Calder wrote on Facebook, "my good friend Peter AKA Homeshake and I have decided to release two previously unreleased songs and donate 100% of the sales to a good cause."
Listen to both below:
Homeshake's contribution, "Nankhatai," is a woozy dreamsong; it speeds up and slows down as if the belt drive itself is nodding off, while Calder's "Stuck Inside" is bedroom baroque, its sharp, '60s pop strings enlivening the late-night curiosity.
The pair have decided to donate all of the proceeds from NANKHATAI // STUCK INSIDE to the International Refugee Assistance Project. The IRAP is a not-for-profit that, according to its website, "organizes law students and lawyers to develop and enforce a set of legal and human rights for refugees and displaced persons."
"I was drawn to IRAP after reading about the work they do protecting women, children, and LGBTI refugees," Sagar says, "along with so many other people who desperately need our help."
Listen and buy, if you, too, want the world to be less weird and terrible.