Helping out how we can

This is a hard time. We’re reminded of two important facts:

1. We are vulnerable. We, as a species, are vulnerable, and vulnerability is distributed unevenly and unfairly among us.

2. We are connected. Usually, “connected” refers to trade and to communications. Clearly, we’re learning, it’s a lot more than that: we’re emotionally connected, biologically connected.

The concepts of vulnerability and connectedness are important to our work at Intermodal.

We believe art should be vulnerable. To us, vulnerability demands unabashed excitement about and commitment to work that we think is good. It demands that our work invite the listener’s attention, not seize it. 

Connectedness acknowledges that the work we are making is the product of many, many others. We sample other music, borrow code, record sounds on the street, and go to a lot of shows. We’re inspired by the feelings, sights, sounds, and tastes of our city, Los Angeles.

Our communities support us, and we want to support them back.

So - Starting March 26, 100% of proceeds from the Intermodal Bandcamp shop will go to support those who need help. We will match the first $1,000 in contributions between March 26 and April 10. 

After April 10, 100% of Bandcamp proceeds will continue to be donated, until April 30.

Half of our donation will go to Equal Sound’s Corona Relief Fund, supporting the artists and sound professionals who depend on live events to make their living.

The other half will go to the L.A. Emergency COVID-19 Crisis Fund, which supports citizens, healthcare workers, and the homeless in Los Angeles.

We expect to be able to continue to ship cassette tapes, but that can certainly change.

We will make our first donations on April 10.

When contributing, add your e-mail address to receive updates on our progress. We’ll also post updates on Instagram.

We’re in this together, and we’re going to get through this.

Thank you.