July 21, 2020

Pipeman Interviews Creators of Flatten The Curve Song & Video

Pipeman Interviews Creators of Flatten The Curve Song & Video

Pipeman Interviews Frank Meyer (who wrote it), Bruce Duff (who produced it), Josie Cotton (who sings on it), creators of Flatten The Curve Song & Video.

PUNK AND ALT ROCK LUMINARIES Release Social Distancing Video For
"FLATTEN THE CURVE" Featuring...


Pipeman Interviews Frank Meyer (who wrote it), Bruce Duff (who produced it), Josie Cotton (who sings on it), creators of Flatten The Curve Song & Video.

PUNK AND ALT ROCK LUMINARIES Release Social Distancing Video For
"FLATTEN THE CURVE" Featuring members of Minutemen, Screeching Weasel,
The Runaways, The Supersuckers, The Adolescents, Pansy Division, Josie Cotton, The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs, and more!

All Proceeds Go To Jubilee Consortium and Sweet Relief. Video Premieres via BrooklynVegan.

Following the release last month of the benefit track "FLATTEN THE CURVE" which features members of Minutemen, Runaways, Redd Kross, and more artists and bands from the punk, indie and hard rock world, the wide array of contributing musicians decided to create a video to accompany the track. Sequestered and observing social distancing guidelines and rules, many of those participating in the track submitted self-shot footage for the fun and arresting video which premiered on BrooklynVegan.

“This video is like a bizarre Rock 'n’ Roll alternate reality," says songwriter/vocalist/backing vocalist/guitarist Frank Meyer (The Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs, Blind House) who wrote the song and directed the video. "Nowhere else would you see members of Minutemen and The Adolescents rockin’ next to members KIX and JetBoy. Where else would you see the singer of The Runaways and Josie Cotton alongside members of Fishbone, Screeching Weasel and The Supersuckers? It’s like my whole record collection made a record together and then a video... Actually I guess they did!"

Set up to create awareness to prevent the spread of COVID-19, "Flatten The Curve" collected seminal and iconic rock, punk and alternative rock luminaries, celebrating the power of a community coming together to stop the pandemic.

The song was written over the course of two days and the recording took one week to assemble and coordinate the full cast of characters. “Flatten the Curve” reaped the rewards from the contributions of its wealth of guests, all of whom donated their time and talent while isolated and in quarantine.

Benefiting Jubilee Consortium and Sweet Relief Musicians Fund, “Flatten the Curve” will donate 100% of its proceeds equally between the charities. The Jubilee Consortium (a 501c3 impact organization) is a Los Angeles-based operation committed to creating healthy and just neighborhoods through enrichment opportunities and leadership programs that promote good health, develop leaders and offer alternatives to violence. Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides financial assistance to all types of career musicians and music industry workers who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability, or age-related problems.

“Flatten The Curve” is available for streaming now via Spotify here:
https://open.spotify.com/album/0CgapzDdExKmprm44HeBbs?si=7Szbor_YR-Wyrir3wGd8sg

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