Please see the video and press release below for more information and how you can be involved.
(Shout out to my friend Georgia Berkovich at the Mission!)
Edgar Allan Poets and The Midnight Mission: Shedding Light on Homelessness
Beverly Hills—one of the most glamorous places on Earth, known for fashion, celebrities, and the prestigious 90210 zip code. But just minutes away, another reality exists. This reality is Skid Row, one of the largest populations of homeless men, women and children in the United States. The numbers are staggering; it is estimated that anywhere from 3,000 to 6,000 people live here in extreme poverty with no access to even the basic necessities for everyday life. These are the invisible people of Los Angeles, living side by side with their affluent neighbors who may be unaware of just how dire this situation is. But, a ray of hope breaks through this darkness.
Edgar Allan Poets is honored to announce their collaboration with The Midnight Mission (www.midnightmission.org
). The band has a unique style they call Noir Rock, which draws inspiration from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and the films of Alfred Hitchcock, creating an intense and haunting blend of classical strings and grunge guitars. For the past century, The Midnight Mission has been providing services to the people of Skid Row, twenty four hours a day, seven days a week, free of charge. Amongst their services are a twelve-step rehabilitation program, job training and education, all to give people of Skid Row hope for a better future.
Edgar Allan Poets is reaching out to the Noir Family for your help in making their vision a reality! Your generosity will allow the band to fund the production of the video “Watch” as well as the recording of the new EP of the same title. Thirty percent of the profits of this EP will be donated to The Midnight Mission. If this ambitious project is funded, the video will be directed by Daniel Lir and his partner Bayou Bennett, who have previously worked with Coldplay, Sum41, Isaac Hayes, Tricky and many new independent artists. Of this project, Lir states, “As filmmakers, we are all about meaningful stories. We look forward to creating this high impact and exciting video with Edgar Allan Poets and The Midnight Mission.”
It’s up to YOU now! Don’t just sit back and “Watch”! Bring your noir into the light and help others help themselves. Music is the voice of the silent and the invisible. Visit http://www.musicraiser.com/projects/2745
to donate and track the status of the project.