Folk punk band Defiance, Ohio have released 4 tracks from their website as a means of fund raising for The Icarus Project. To acquire the tracks all you have to do is make a donation via paypal with the minimum donation being $2 (around £1.40 with current exchange rates).
The Icarus Project is a cool initiative aiming to re-evaluate understanding of so called ‘mental illness’. It questions the use of psychiatric drugs that have become endemic in many countries world wide.
From the bands website
All of us are affected by mental health, either personally or in relation to our loved ones. The power structures that dominate our lives can be so insidious that they dominate the ways we seek to be sound of mind and body. The work the Icarus Project does is important because a fresh, non-judgemental perspective on what makes us brilliant or what makes us mad is sorely needed in a world as confusing and distracting as the one we inhabit. I hope that you are able to donate to their project, but more so I hope that you can get interested in their content and their organization as a whole. It was a revelation to me, I hope it can be for you as well.
You can find out what Last Hours thought on the four tracks here
Defiance Ohio will be visiting the UK in May.