Portland sludge-jammers Tigers on Opium have teamed up with Skulldozer to cover the Melvin’s seminal “Hooch” to benefit the non-profit Don’t Shoot PDX.
DSPDX are a black-led, human rights organization who engage the community through art installations, educational programs, and organized civic participation to provide solutions to the problems of police violence and facilitate mutual aid.
You can check out Tigers on Opium’s acid-dipped cover of “Hooch” below:
Juan Carlos Caceres from Tigers on Opium told the Obelisk “There’s no doubt 2020 has been a wild year! Within our own music community, we’ve experienced the devastating effects of not being able to tour and play shows. Alongside that, we are all faced with some of the most polarizing societal moments in our country’s history.
“In the spirit of raising awareness for positive change, I collaborated with local Portland artists to produce this rendition of The Melvins song “Hooch,” in hopes of inspiring people to look up and donate to a great organization, Don’t Shoot PDX.”
Tigers on Opium previously released an EP in 2016 called There’s a Kink for That. You can stream it below:
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