Nashville’s Palm Ghosts, a band that blend new wave and post-punk sensibilities, released their cover of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin classic “Grey Cell Green” on Bandcamp Friday to benefit the Be The Big Spoon charity. The song was recorded and mixed by the band and mastered by Dan Coutant (of the band Spoils System) at Sun Room Mastering. One-hundred percent of proceeds raised from the song’s sale go to the charity. The song will be available for purchase here on April 7.
“‘Grey Cell Green’ is an early alternative anthem that harkens back to MTVs 120 minutes era. Ned’s were an important band to us and we felt like they haven’t been covered enough,” Ben Douglas of Palm Ghosts says. “We decided to donate the proceeds to Be The Big Spoon to help people with a wide range of disabilities. They’ll receive stabilizing spoons to help them live more independently.”
According to Be The Big Spoon, “My mission is simple. If this device will improve your quality of life, you should have one, no matter your ability to afford one. As a man born with Cerebral Palsy, I know firsthand that life with a disability comes with added struggles and expenses. Also, as a guy who is so completely comfortable with having CP that I go by the nickname of “Shakes,” I can say that the first time to use this spoon was a life changing moment. I can’t imagine how it would affect someone who isn’t as comfortable with their own disability!
“These spoons, with accessories, cost around $300-$350, depending on the particular disability and spoon handle needed. Items like these are not covered by Medicare, Medicaid or, majority of private insurance. Therefore, I search out people who would benefit from this technology and simply give them one, along with the available accessories.”
Earlier this year Palm Ghosts released their latest, a six-song EP via Ice Queen Records. Cold Spells explores the darker end of the pop spectrum. The release included five new originals and one cover (“Stay” by Scottish legends Blue Nile). Purchase it here.
Catch the band on tour in April and May. Dates here.
Photo courtesy of Palm Ghosts