London/Pittsburgh based label Awkward Aardvark are releasing a four-way split EP, featuring The Homeless Gospel Choir, Joe Jack Talcum, Endless Mike & The Beagle Club, and Mikey Erg, with all proceeds going to The Pittsburgh Center For Autistic Advocacy.
The EP is out January 10 on four vinyl variants, with one variant going exclusively to the bands.
Legends Mikey Erg and Joe Jack (of the Dead Milkmen) join folk-punk hero The Homeless Gospel Choir, and punk singer-songwriter Endless Mike for five tracks of easy-listening punk rock awesomeness, with proceeds going to the charity of their choosing.
The Homeless Gospel Choir’s Derek Zanetti says:
It’s a dream come true to be a part of something so unique and important. Killer bands amazing songs, and a worthy cause. Punk rock doesn’t owe us anything, but it constantly surprises us with small, little glimpses of magic. This surely is that.
Mike Miller (Endless Mike & The Beagle Club) adds:
I’m very excited to be a part of it. It’s an honor to alongside these bands. We did this song remotely, of course—I sent it to Davis, who played some drums and mixed it. He also recorded Kate’s vocals. Her favorite band of all time is the Dead Milkmen, so I really wanted her voice on it so she could be on the same record as Joe Jack Talcum.
With vinyl nerds Tom and John at the helm, the relatively new label started out in London and spread their wings to Pittsburgh to make distribution easier across the ocean. All Awkward Aardvark releases raise proceeds for great causes, picked by the bands themselves!
Previous releases have included bands such as Good Riddance, Anti-Flag, The Bombpops, Get Dead, and Bodyjar.
Grab a copy of the 10-inch split from January 10 and copies of previous split EPs from the Awkward Aardvark store here.
Images courtesy of Awkward Aardvark Records.