Trump is already as sick of aiding Puerto Rico as we are over having him as our president. In his latest collection of distasteful, insensitive tweets, he wrote, “We cannot keep FEMA, the Military & the First Responders, who have been amazing (under the most difficult circumstances) in P.R. forever!”
Luckily, reasonable human beings are doing their part to try to pick up Trump’s slack, and among them is the endearing indie goofball Mac DeMarco. He and his label Captured Tracks teamed up with Discogs to sell four signed vinyl test pressing editions of DeMarco’s 2012 EP Rock and Roll Night Club to raise awareness surrounding Hurricane Maria and to benefit the recovery of Puerto Rico. All the proceeds will go toward the Caribbean Hurricane Relief Initiative by Waves For Water, which is bound to be more effective (and respectful) than tossing paper towels into a crowd of hurricane victims.
“We’re thrilled to help the Captured Tracks team and Mac in raising awareness for those in dire need in Puerto Rico,” stated Jeffrey Smith of Discogs. “This is a fantastic chance for our community to be a part of something special and to own something unique to remember their gift to others.” Demarco himself added, “Love you P.R., keep your chin up!”
Each pressing will feature a unique doodle or signature done by DeMarco, and will be listed for $1,000 each, with the option to “make an offer” if those purchasing want to donate more than the suggested amount to the cause. Additionally, Discogs and Captured Tracks have each pledged to donate $250 per variation sold.
The test pressings are now available for purchase here. See a couple of the pressings below, and while you’re at it, check out a performance of “Rock and Rock Night Club” from the Paste Cloud further down.