A plethora of Long Island musicians have come together, along with Long Island Emo, to raise funds for iconic local venue, Amityville Music Hall, during the ongoing pandemic.
Featuring John Nolan, Oso Oso, Johnny Booth, Sainthood Reps, and more, The AMH Comp: Volume One is available exclusively through Bandcamp. A collaboration between local artists and Long Island Emo, the release hopes to raise funds for the venue, with independent music venues being amongst the hardest-hit businesses with little relief coming through.
100% of proceeds will go directly to the venue (and staff), which has become a staple for local and touring bands alike, creating a strong sense of community for music fans in Long Island.
On the compilation and ongoing support, Amityville Music Hall Ownership commented:
“It’s tough to put into words the feelings that we have experienced after receiving the outpouring of support from the tight-knit community of Long Island musicians who have spent time contributing to this compilation. Admittedly, we have struggled to keep AMH alive over the last year, but with the support of these artists our lifespan is extended just a little bit longer. We do not know when we can safely allow shows to happen, but we are committed to seeing that happen as one of the only all-ages venues on Long Island that cater specifically to punk rock & alternative subcultures. We are excited to get back to it!”
On putting together the compilation, Long Island Emo say:
“AMH is such a special place to so many, so sitting idly by while the venue struggles to stay afloat seems almost cruel. Between the staff of the venue and us at LIE, who are independent promoters that use the room frequently, we realized that we have an almost infinite amount of talented friends, peers, coworkers, et cetera. So in order to help the beloved room, we got everyone to rally together and contribute their music to aid in keeping the doors open for when it’s safe again. It seemed like the least we could do to ensure the future of live music on the Island.”
Featuring 28 tracks including original songs, covers, and stripped-down versions, there’s something for everyone, whether you’re into punk, metal, indie rock or singer-songwriters. Highlights include: John Nolan (Taking Back Sunday, Straylight Run), Jade Lilitri (of Oso Oso), Johnny Booth, Sainthood Reps, Brian Byrne (Envy On The Coast, Violent Joy), Somerset Thrower, Rare Futures, Wreath of Tongues, and Keep Flying.
A second volume is expected in Spring, with the massive outpouring of artists sharing their willingness to help the cause.
Get a copy of The AMH Comp: Volume One on Bandcamp below for a minimum $15 donation, and why not grab an exclusive t-shirt too!
The AMH Comp: Volume One Tracklist:
1. Johnny Booth – You Think I Ain’t Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like a Millionaire (Queens of the Stone Age cover)
2. Alumni – Megan (Smoking Popes cover)
3. Megawave – Daydream (acoustic)
4. Adult Magic – Caught in the Undertow
5. Brian Byrne – No One Will Ever Love You
6. Few Faces – A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton)
7. Heather Grey – Nitrous Gas (Frightened Rabbits cover)
8. Necter – Skeletons + Riptide (Vance Joy cover)
9. Wreath of Tongues – Locust Reign (Converge cover)
10. Keep Flying – Late Reply
11. Figure Eight – Wild Sage (The Mountain Goats cover)
12. Live Fast Die Fast – Good Guys With Guns
13. Rare Futures – Overdue (The Get Up Kids cover)
14. Ticker Tape – Someone Like You (Adele cover)
15. Jade Lilitri (Oso Oso) – I’m Only Sleeping (The Beatles cover)
16. Sainthood Reps – Rudderless (The Lemonheads cover)
17. Slow Marrow – On The Ground
18. Missing Link – Plaster House
19. Ryan Cassata – Adventuring Kind
20. Sweet Avenue – We’re On Top of the World (The Juliana Theory cover)
21. Somerset Thrower – Harbor (Vitreous Humor cover)
22. Of The Colossal Wreck – 3200
23. Stand Still – Free My Mind
24. Patterns of Decay – This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I’m On This Song (System of a Down cover)
25. Secret Tapes – Gas Station Knife
26. Wait and Shackle – Hypocrite
27. Timid the Tame – Restart
28. John Nolan – (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace Love & Understanding (Elvis Costello cover)
Images courtesy of Long Island Emo.