Forest Swords releases two new singles, proceeds go to Puerto Rico and Mexico disaster relief

Forest Swords releases two new singles, proceeds go to Puerto Rico and Mexico disaster relief
Want new Forest Swords? Want to help Mexico and Puerto Rico? Here's how you can do both...

Look, who doesn’t love a win-win situation? Well, we’ve got one for you here. Following the back-to-back catastrophes in Mexico and Puerto Rico — a magnitude 7 earthquake and a category 4 hurricane respectively — Matthew Barnes is adding a little extra heft to the chorus of well-intentioned thoughts and prayers currently reverberating around the Twittersphere by releasing two new singles under his Forest Swords alias to raise money for aid in the affected countries.

In their accompanying press release, Barnes’ label Ninja Tune states that proceeds from “Congregate” and “Free” — two spatial, open, and beatless outtakes from this year’s otherwise more rhythmically-propelled Compassion LP — would be going “towards ongoing and future aid work following the devastating hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and this month’s earthquake in Mexico.”

You can check out a video for “Congregate” below, which features the work of origami artist Fynn Jackson. And you can, of course, buy the singles on Barnes’ Bandcamp; thus respectively sending cash to relief efforts for Mexico and Puerto Rico.

(Pretty-please. With singles on top.)

Congregate tracklisting:

01. Congregate
02. Free

Forest Swords on tour:

10.04.17 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kino Siska
10.06.17 - Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
10.07.17 - Prato, Italy - FAB
10.08.17 - Naples, Italy - Lanificio 25
10.10.17 - Bern, Switzerland - Dachstock
10.11.17 - Zurich, Switzerland - Rote Fabrik
10.12.17 - Hamburg, Germany - Uebel & Gefährlich
10.13.17 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Bitterzoet
10.14.17 - Paris, France - Badaboum
10.16.17 - Bristol, UK - The Lantern
10.18.17 - London, UK - Village Underground
10.19.17 - Brighton, UK - The Haunt
10.20.17 - Leeds, UK - Headrow House
10.21.17 - Manchester, UK - Gorilla
10.25.17 - Warsaw, Poland - Teatr Warsawy
10.27.17 - Athens, Greece - Six Dogs
10.28.17 - Istanbul, Turkey - Salon ISKV
11.29.17 - Braga, Portugal - GNRation
11.30.17 - Lisbon, Portugal - ZDB
12.01.17 - Madrid, Spain - Caracol

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