Our Editor’s Picks For Some Of The Best New Music From Dallas-Area Artists Include Tracks From Kaash Paige, Bastards Of Soul, E.B. The Younger And More.

Bandcamp continues to show its larger contemporaries how it’s done. The music streaming platform is again donating its revenue shares, this time to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in honor of Juneteenth. All of Bandcamp’s sales percentages made from 2 a.m. CST on Friday, June 19 to 2 a.m. on Saturday June 20, will be donated. Bandcamp also put together a list of artists and labels offering specials, donations and more for the holiday, including acts such as Perfume Genius and Björk.

The website has committed to making this an annual donation to celebrate the holiday commemorating the end of Civil War-era slavery. Bandcamp also says it will be allocating an additional $30,000 per year to organizations working to fight racial injustice and to aid people of color.

Locally, Dallas-based Palo Santo Records is releasing a compilation album titled Compilation for Change. The 25-song album features tracks from artists on the label’s roster, including Dallas-based acts like Xuan, Salim Nourallah and more. All proceeds made from the release, as well as up to $2,000 in matched donations, will be donated to Black Lives Matter and Color of Change. 

Music is so often already changing our cultural landscape, challenging social conversations and sparking change. You love to see it (or hear it, as the case may be) paired with added earnest incentives. 

You’ll be able to find a lot of the artists listed in the playlist below on Bandcamp, too. Run it up tomorrow. And as always, don’t go anywhere without a mask.

If you’re a musician in DFW who recently dropped something, or you’re just a fan of local music and think something should be on my radar: please don’t hesitate to put me on at @alecspicey on Twitter or at [email protected].

Cover image by Payton Massey.

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