Paper + Plastick, Punknews Auction Continues For Haiti, Raise Nearly $8K So Far

posted January 28, 2010

Paper + Plastick, Punknews Auction Continues For Haiti, Raise Nearly $8K So Far

Due to the success of last week's Haiti Relief Auction, which racked in $7,775 to be donated to Doctors Without Borders, Paper + Plastick Records and Punknews.org, in conjunction with LimitedPressing.com, have announced Round Two. In this week's auction, rare vinyl test pressings from Green Day, Brand New, Less Than Jake, Jello Biafra (of The Dead Kennedys), The Swellers/Metallica incorrect 7" pressing, as well as a signed cymbal and drumhead from The Gaslight Anthem and a broken guitar effects pedal from Eric Melvin of NOFX, will be up for bids at www.limitedpressing.com/auctions (visit website for full auction listing).

Additionally, Paper + Plastick Records, the vinyl/digital record label owned by Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello, has contributed a number of songs for Paste Magazine's Songs For Haiti: 2010 Earthquake Relief sampler. Among tracks from artists such as Andrew Bird, Bob Mould, Emmylou Harris, Ludacris, Passion Pit, and The Decemberists, fans can download songs from P+P artists Blacklist Royals, Cheap Girls, Destry, Foundation, Greenland Is Melting, and The Riot Before. Paste Magazine will be spreading the money donated to Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, and Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund. For a full track listing of over 250 songs, or to donate, visit www.songsforhaiti.org.

"Over the weekend as I watched the total of the auction surpass any expectation I had pretty much floored me," says Paper + Plastick's Vinnie Fiorello. "There has been such an outpouring of support for this auction in the music community, from tweets to mentions from the bands, the labels, and the music fans themselves. I'm proud to be involved in this auction, but also to be lending some Paper + Plastick bands' tracks to Paste Magazine's sampler to aid in Haiti. These are the times that I can say musicians, labels, music writers, and the industry are coming together and doing our part to help in the bigger picture."

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