Captured Tracks, Discogs, and Mac DeMarco announce that 4 vinyl test pressing editions of DeMarco’s ‘Rock And Roll Night Club‘ will be available to purchase from Captured Tracks via Discogs. The sale is to raise money and awareness surrounding hurricane Maria relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The four test pressings are available for purchase now. 100% of the monies raised will go toward Caribbean Hurricane Relief Initiative, Waves For Water.
The ‘Rock And Roll Night Club’ test pressings listing can be found here.
Mike Sniper, founder of Captured Tracks adds, “we recently repressed ‘Rock and Roll Night Club’ and Pam Garavano-Coolbaugh, our Head Project Manager at Captured Tracks, asked what we should do with the tests. This conversation happened only a few days after Maria hit and it seemed like a no-brainer to help in any little way we could. Politics aside, these people need more help than they are currently getting. I had Pam bring the four test sleeves to dinner with Mac before his recent show at Radio City Music Hall. Mac had mentioned he wanted something for dinner “so spicy I will regret it.” So, we went to a Sichuan place a few blocks away. I didn’t realize the power of raw cumin mixed with Sichuan hot peppers, so I basically hallucinated, as did Mac I assume. Before we left, I told him what we wanted to do to with the test pressings and if he could do some doodles and sign them, we’d put all the proceeds to charity. Mac being Mac, he said “of course” and now we have these unique items that you can feel good about buying because it’s all going to help people in need.”
Each test pressing of ‘Rock And Roll Night Club‘ will have something unique unto itself. Variations include drawing by DeMarco while others have DeMarco’s signature all in Gold album sleeves. Each variation will be listed at $1000 with an option to “make an offer” for those wanting to donate more than the suggested offering. Both Discogs and Captured Tracks will make an additional donation of $250 from each organization for each variation sold while waiving all fees.
“We’re thrilled to help the Captured Tracks team and Mac in raising awareness for those in dire need in Puerto Rico,” states 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.”And of course, Mac DeMarco threw his love in… “Love you P.R., keep your chin up!”