Boygenius – aka Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus – have announced they will release three demos from their eponymous 2018 EP to benefit charities in Los Angeles, Memphis, and Richmond. The demos will be available to purchase exclusively on Bandcamp tomorrow (July 3) only for 24 hours (8am BST on Friday to 8am BST on Saturday), coinciding with the platform’s monthly 24-hour waiver of its revenue share.
The demos consist of voice recordings of the tracks ‘Bite The Hand’, ‘Me & My Dog’, and ‘Stay Down’, which were recorded in rehearsal on June 5, 2018, a day before the trio would record their acclaimed EP.
Proceeds will be divided between three charities, with each member having picked an organization local to them. Baker’s donation will go to OUTMemphis, whose mission is to empower, connect, educate, and advocate for the LGBT community of the Mid-South. Bridgers’ proceeds will go to the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, which helps provide support to women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. Dacus has selected the Mutual Aid Disaster Relief Richmond, which aims to create a support system in response to the coronavirus crisis and the impact it has had on the Richmond community.
Since their 2018, boygenius contributed on ‘Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris’, from Hayley Williams’ ‘ debut album, Petals for Armor. Bridgers recently released her critically acclaimed sophomore album, Punisher.