Funeral Sounds Presents: A Compilation to Benefit Casa Ruby.
A statement on teen suicide and Ricky Eat Acid's involvement on the compilation: funeralsounds.tumblr.com/post/120881369689/regarding-our-casa-ruby-comp
Houston, Texas based record label and music blog Funeral Sounds released their Casa Ruby benefit compilation today, featuring new and old tracks from artists such as Brendan Lukens of Modern Baseball, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, flatsound as well as Funeral Sounds alumni Atlas At Last and Personality Disorders, and more. All proceeds from the digital compilation, the art of which was done by Savannah Staubbs, are benefitting Casa Ruby, a Washington, D.C. area multicultural, bilingual LGBTQ+ resource center, safe space and organization, and the only one in the area at that.
Funeral Sounds is no stranger to charity work. Last year, co-founder and owner Mark Garza was quoted in an Alternative Press news post regarding a multi-label effort that Funeral Sounds was a part of to benefit the St. Louis Area Food Bank and the Ferguson Public Library in wake of the protests over the death of Michael Brown. Being a transgirl herself, Garza is passionate about the compilation, saying:
"The work that Casa Ruby is doing for their community is both inspiring and needed. We're very appreciative of what the work of Ruby Jade Corado and her organization has done for countless LGBTQ+ youth and adults and hope that this compilation is representative of that appreciation from not just us but the community at large from all across world, and hope that, in some way, it will serve as a reminder that, no matter what, no matter who you are, you are not alone, you have an entire community of people behind you, supporting you, every step of the way."
More about Casa Ruby: casaruby.org