Neutrals – Rent / Your House – New 7"
All profits from this EP will be donated to RAICES and Border Angels.
You get a kick-ass 7" and your dollars support these causes.
Neutrals are a trio from the San Francisco Bay Area, owing as much to the direct, tightly-wound edge of Wire-schooled post-punk as the proto-C86 melancholic jangle of bands like the Television Personalities. The Rent/Your House EP is their second vinyl release, after their 2019 debut LP Kebab Disco on Emotional Response Records.
In protest at the current administration's treatment of immigrants & refugees, and at the growing threat of fascism throughout the world, the EP includes a cover of "Hitler's In the Charts Again," a 1981 B-side by Scottish punk band the Exploited. Guitarist/vocalist Allan McNaughton says: "I finally became a US citizen last year. As an immigrant, my situation in the US always felt somewhat tenuous, but now that my status is more secure I feel safer using my voice to speak out in support of those with less privilege."
Any profits from this record will be donated to RAICES & Border Angels, two organizations currently working against the consequences of the modern-day right-wing policies of the US government. Learn more at raicestexas.org & borderangels.org.
RAICES (The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services) is a nonprofit agency that promotes justice by providing free and low-cost legal services to underserved immigrant children, families, and refugees. With legal services, social programs, bond assistance, and an advocacy team focused on changing the narrative around immigration in this country, RAICES is operating on the national frontlines of the fight for immigration rights. We defend the rights of immigrants and refugees, empower individuals, families, and communities, and advocate for liberty and justice. Learn more at raicestexas.org
Border Angels is a non-profit organization that is dependent on volunteers. We advocate for human rights, humane immigration reform, and social justice. This work is done in an attempt to reduce the number of fatalities along the US-Mexico border by educating and assisting the communities on both sides of the border. Services include free immigration and employee rights consultation, educational programs, water drops in the desert, day labor outreach, and Caravans of Love to Tijuana to support and aid migrants that are in need. Learn more at borderangels.org
Recorded by Bart Thurber
Mixed by Philip Lantz
Mastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory