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Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza and more lend new songs to charitable compilation

Proceeds from Ever New will go to Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ2S charities.

Proceeds from Ever New will go to Black, Indigenous and LGBTQ2S charities

Musician Owen Pallett is one of 32 artists who contributed to a new compilation called Ever New, which will be available on Bandcamp on Sept. 4. (Jeff Bierk)

Today marks another Bandcamp Friday where all money made on the music streaming platform will go directly to the artists and labels. Since launching the initiative in March to support artists impacted by the pandemic, Bandcamp has collected more than $75 million for artists and labels from fans. 

Of note this month is a new all-Canadian compilation called Ever New. Named after artist Beverly Glenn-Copeland's 1986 song of the same title, which gets a reinterpretation on this release by Toronto duo the Head (Joseph Shabason and Thom Gill), Ever New features new songs, covers and remixes from: Mac DeMarco, Owen Pallett, Jessy Lanza, Ryan Hemsworth, Lydia Ainsworth, Chad VanGaalen and more. 

All the proceeds from this 32-track Bandcamp-exclusive release, which was curated by Sarah Mackenzie and Max Mertens, will go to "Black, Indigenous, and LGBTQ2S charities (Black Health Alliance, Indspire and the 519) doing vital work across the country," as a press release notes. 

To check out the full release, head over to Bandcamp. Below is Glenn-Copeland's version of "Ever New."

 

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