Support No Worries: Fundraiser for Efren Santana
Let's get Efren from Hepcat back on stage!

Asbestos Records

Ska, geek rock, folk, and more. Profile

Some East Coast Love for a West Coast Friend



In this time where we‚Äôve somewhat devalued music due to the ease of access, think about your favorite records.  Maybe you bought the CD or LP for $10 -$15 bucks, maybe you have a burned copy, or downloaded it legitimately (or not!) to your iPod. Think about how important that record, and the songs contained are to you.  Maybe it‚Äôs been the soundtrack to good times with your friends,  or times with that special someone, or the album you danced around your bedroom to when no one was looking. The value that music has brought to your life far outweighs what you may or may have not paid for it.  And in the rare instance you‚Äôre given the chance to repay those artists when they need a hand, its extremely important to do so. This is how we feel about Hepcat. Being a west coast band we never really had the pleasure to meet the band, but we did get to see them a handful of times. And even now, almost 20 years after the fact their discography still is in heavy rotation at our parties, at our shows, and around the campfires in the summer.  They wrote some straight up timeless classic records, that have provided countless years of good memories. Earlier this year, Efren Santana,  was stricken with a serious lung infection, and ended up in a coma.  Thankfully he came through, and is making great strides for a full recovery.  But as anyone who has experienced a lengthy hospital stay, and the resulting time off of work, it creates a serious financial burden.  So with a good deal of help from Dave Hillyard (of the Slackers), and Bigtun.es  we‚Äôve rounded up all of Hepcat‚Äôs extended  (North) East Coast family and put together a benefit compilation of a ton of new, unreleased, or live tracks  to exchange for donations for Efren & his family.  We‚Äôll be pressing a super limited/#‚Äôd CD and a digital download version for anyone who would like to help out‚Ķ the  suggested donation is just a minimum‚Ķ so feel free to toss in a couple extra bucks if you can spare it.  100% of the profits from this project go to the selfish goal of getting to hear Efren belt out some sweet sax lines for us, when he‚Äôs able to get back on stage‚Ķ and we feel that‚Äôs more than worth putting this little project together.
Bands on the compilation!
  • The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
  • The Slackers
  • Spring Heeled Jack
  • Big D & The Kids Table
  • The Pietasters
  • Coolie Ranx
  • Dave Hillyard & The Rocksteady 7
  • King Django & The Scrucialists
  • Void Union
  • The Shifters
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • The Snails
  • Survay Says!
  • Caz & The Day Laborers
  • The Other Sam & Dave 
  • Crazy Baldhead

About Asbestos Records

Asbestos Records is an independent record label in Stratford, CT founded in 1996 by Matt Flood. It was started as a vehicle to release albums and compilations for local bands, and to book DIY shows at the Newtown Teen Center.
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