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By James Villa
Discounts Applied Across Merchandise Store To Recoup Losses
It seems to be an all-too-common story lately of bands having their vans broken into while on tour, but no matter how many times you hear it, it’s never an easy pill to swallow. Punk trio Everything Ever were riding high on the recent release of their new music video “Big Ideas” and were getting ready to play a show in Manhattan when their van was broken into. The band lost over $6,000 of gear and personal belongings. In an effort to raise funds, they have applied discounts across their merch store.
“This kind of thing has been happening to a lot of bands lately, and now instead of reading it on my facebook timeline, we’re living it. The most important factor is that nobody was hurt, but losing $6K worth of gear is not exactly a small deal either. We put all of the merch in our possession in our webstore – http://everythingeverband.com – and tried to keep things cheap: $10 for a shirt, $20 for a double vinyl LP, $5 for a CD, and $3 shipping. We don’t want to openly ask for handouts without being able to offer something in return, so we figured this is the best way to raise money right now.” – John Trotta (Bass/Vocals)
Check out Everything Ever “Big Ideas”:
“We’re in the process of booking 2 benefit shows in NY and NJ, so we’re hopeful that we can create some really positive times out of this unfortunate situation. We’re really grateful for the support we’re receiving, which is allowing us to continue writing and playing shows while we sort all this stuff out.” – Andrew Paladino (Vocals/Guitar)
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