St. Pete punks Permanent Makeup will donate all proceeds from Bandcamp to ACLU and Planned Parenthood

"Stick up for your friends, do not give up."

There was a lot of talk leading up to the election of you-know-who, but the turmoil from the fallout seems to have activated an angry, young electorate. Now St. Petersburg punk outfit Permanent Makeup are going a step further.

"In light of current events, ALL Permanent Makeup Bandcamp digital download album proceeds from now until the end of the trump presidency will be donated equally to the ACLU and Planned Parenthood," they wrote in a statement to CL. "Stick up for your friends, do not give up. ❤ Permanent Makeup."

To be clear, we're talking about six releases — including Taker, their 2015 album for Tampa's New Granada Records — and roughly 142-minutes of Florida-born proto-punk being used to help assist the ACLU be "our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to all people in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States."

And in case you forgot, Planned Parenthood is an organization which aims to "empower individuals to make independent, informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive lives." They remain committed to providing information and health care, and promoting public policies that make those services available to all.

You can listen to Taker below, and get to buying the stuff via Bandcamp. Those who wish to take it further can sign up for the ACLU's action alerts and pledge to bombard your representatives with messages of support for Planned Parenthood, amongst other things.

About The Author

Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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