We, as fans, could go on and on about songs that have literally saved our lives. Singles, albums, and sometimes an artist’s whole damn discography could be listed into this category. So it was super special to us when Hopeless Records teamed with Sub City Records to create a compilation album of various studio covers from icons of the industry of pop-punk, post-hardcore, and alternative. Hitting us with absolute bangers of covers like ‘Torn’ by Neck Deep, which was released on September 10, 2018, World Suicide Prevention Day.
The record label, Hopeless Records, and Non-Profit Sub City Announce will be opening applications for a $10,000 grant for one exceptional applicant. The grant will be awarded to a fan OR band to help fund campaigns that benefit mental health awareness and/or suicide prevention.
The grant was announced with the help of Talinda Bennington as a part of the 320 Festival’s online stream over the weekend. Talinda is the founder of 320 Changes Direction and the late wife of Chester Bennington who tragically succumbed to suicide.
Bands and fans alike will need to partner with a 501c3 non-profit organization of their choice, to create a campaign, and submit an application. Applications are due by June 12, 2020. Visit HERE for more information or to apply.
Last year, the grant was awarded to Hannah and Charlie Lucas, founders of notOK. This app was designed to help lower suicide rates, and allow chosen trusted contacts to revive text blast and current location with a simple press of a button.
This Is Hopeless (Kinda) Live!
To add a bit more hope, excitement, and joy to our days- Hopeless Records announces, ‘This Is Hopeless (Kinda) Live! Streaming event. The event will feature artist from the label’s stacked roster, including performances from Stand Atlantic, Super Whatevr, and Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties and Vaines. Fans can expect appearances by Point North, WSTR, Afterlife, and Between You & Me.
‘This Is Hopeless (Kinda) Live! Streaming event premieres this Saturday, May 23, at 1 pm PT (4 pm ET). On the live stream, Hopeless shares,
“We wanted to create an event to not only give our artists an outlet to play music for their fans again but to give fans a chance to connect and experience live music in the safety of their own homes during the quarantine.”
We’re forever in debt to Hopeless Records for caring so much about their artist and fans, and we are hopeful that this will satisfy our concert hunger just a bit.
So before we let you go, here are OUR top five favorite jams from Songs That Saved My Life to get you additionally hype for the live stream:
1. ‘Torn’ (originally by Endaswap) by Neck Deep
Because this song rocks, and well… we love Neck Deep
2. ‘Crawling’ (Originally by Linkin Park) by Trash Boat
Not many can hit a death growl quite like Chester, but here Tobi Duncan absolutely nails it.
3. ‘Broom People’ (Originally by The Mountain Goats) by Dan Campbell & Ace Endres
A beautiful ballad, but the ballad kings themselves. We couldn’t ask for more.
4. ‘Disarm’ (Originally by Smashing Pumpkins) by Silverstein
The fact that Silverstein added this song to their live set should make it clear how wonderful this cover is.
5. ‘Real World’ (Originally by Matchbox 20) by State Champs
Can State Champs do any wrong? Not with this one.
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