“Vinyls For Good” has just launched, a collaboration between NY Hed Studios and a Spanish beer company to support local bars and restaurants affected by the global pandemic crisis. By purchasing a vinyl record featuring two songs from up-and-coming Spanish band Go Cactus (“Would You Hold My Hand” & “Hippie Jump”) on sale in over 150 establishments in New York, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Washington, DC, supporters can help reduce the impact of COVID-19 on the hospitality industry. All proceeds go directly to the businesses.
Resident producer and co-owner of the legendary analog and digital NY Hed Studio, Rocio Verta-Ray has a multi-generational connection to the beer company. She produced these exclusive tracks from Go Cactus, a fresh rock band in the vein of Ty Segall and Strange Boys. They have played at major music festivals like SXSW and were featured by YouTube Music as one of 2019´s essential music groups of the moment. The recordings made at NY Hed were also pressed in Brooklyn Phono.
“Artists and musicians need an outlet and the bars, halls and clubs where they play are the essential proving grounds where their creative drive can flower. And bars are where we all congregate, to share a laugh, great music and perhaps a cool beer,” Verta-Ray says. “For me, Vinyls For Good is the perfect project to respond to this crisis since it supports both the musicians as well as the live venues and bars that until recently were the lifeblood of in-person performances.”