A CALL TO ARMS FROM BROOKLYN’S ‘LOCATIONS THE BAND’
OUT of Brooklyn, NY, LOCATIONS are a genre-bending alt rock duo, and following the release of their latest single, ‘Better Days,’ are calling for fans to take action with environmental group, Extinction Rebellion.
From today, Tuesday, June 20th, until Saturday 24th, LOCATIONS and Extinction Rebellion will be hosting daily events at McCarren Park in Williamsburg.
“The window for climate action is rapidly closing,” said Thomas Widden, (drums/lead vox).
“To limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7 °F) and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, an immediate halt to new fossil fuel projects is imperative. The consequences are dire, with over one billion people at risk of displacement within the next 30 years.
“No action being taken threatens the collapse of our vital security pillars, including food and water resources, exacerbated conflicts, and destabilized economies.”
‘Better Days’ was written remotely over Facetime in Brooklyn during the early days of the pandemic, by Niko Rummell (guitar/lead vox) and Whidden.
The softer opening of the song gives the band space to explore the feelings they experienced during that time, of loneliness, depression, isolation, and one of helplessness in the face of the worldwide event.
LOCATIONS are harnessing those feelings to take aim at the climate and ecological crisis and use every new release to highlight an issue they care about. To date, they have partnered with ‘Represent Us (Anti-corruption) and The Campaign for NY Health (Universal Healthcare).
This summer, the band will also be embarking on the ‘No New Oil Tour’ in collaboration with Extinction Rebellion NYC, while their second EP drops in October.
“Amplify our message and help us grow the movement. We’re powerless alone, but together we can actually change the world,” added Whidden.
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