FOR THE BATS – Volume 2 has just gone on sale online (3.03.15). The dark music community in the USA is pulling together to help raise money for bat rescue, rehabilitation, and conservation. Tolga Bat Hospital, Australia, is the benefactor of this second album.
Tolga Bat Hospital works for the conservation of bats and their habitat.
• the rescue, rehabilitation and release of hundreds of bats each year
• the provision of lifetime sanctuary for many bats that are too injured to return to the wild or have been retired from zoos
• education about bats through schools and the onsite Visitor Centre
• habitat restoration work at 2 colonies, Tolga Scrub and Lakeside
• facilitating research into bats
• advocating for bats
• providing a rich volunteering experience at the hospital
They are a not-for-profit community group, a Landcare group and a registered charity that aims to improve the public’s perception and understanding of bats. The group takes its name from the nearby Tolga Scrub, a fragment of critically endangered Mabi rainforest that is home to up to a million fruit bats at some times of the year.
The 25 bands got together for the compilation FOR THE BATS VOL. 2 are the following:
Tenderlash, In Isolation, Peeling Grey, New Zero God, The Danse Society, The Daughters of Bristol, Vidi Aquam, Sounds Like Winter, Pretentious, Moi?, (((S))), Dance Naked, Cliff and Ivy, Hyena Motorcade, My Pierrot Dolls, The Spiritual Bat, Delphine Coma, L’ordre d’Héloïse, Exit, Koma Koma, Kommunity FK, KALT, Emerson Dracon, Remain In Light, Black Roses, Poetry & Death, Her Vanished Grace.
In a world where so many look away, Bat World Sanctuary is on the front line to end the abuse and destruction of bats. They are recognized as the world’s leader in bat care standards and rehabilitation treatments.
Each year they rescue hundreds of bats who might otherwise die. Lifetime sanctuary is given to non-releasable bats, including those that are orphaned, injured, confiscated from the illegal pet trade and retired from zoos and research facilities. Bat World Sanctuary was founded in 1994 and is a 501c3 non-profit, volunteer based organization. Donations allow them to continue their rescue efforts for bats. You can help them save bats by educating others about their plight, and by donating to Bat World Sanctuary. Click here to read their mission. Please join them on Facebook and You Tube.
The 25 bands and artists that donated their songs for the compilation FOR THE BATS VOL. 1 are the following ones:
Tenderlash, Contre Jour, Monica Richards, Cliff and Ivy, Feeding Fingers, Scarlet and The Spooky Spiders, The March Violets, Former Humans, The Last Dance, Escarlatina Obsessiva, The Cemetery Girlz, Christ Vs. Warhol, Double Echo, Yabanci, The Silence Kit, Estetica Noir, Steve Morell & The Science of Doubt, The Secret Post, Ewian, ACTORS, Other Voices, The Guests, Exit, Temple of Venus, The Death of Analog.
You can download for $9 each of the above mentioned compilations. If you love bats, please consider changing your purchase price to $15 or $20 or more. Your download includes a 24 page .pdf booklet that contains bat related art, information about each of the songs and artists, and some information about the charity.