Neko Case, one of the best singer-songwriters I know of and owner of the most amazing voice of probably any living musician, has a new album, Middle Cyclone, coming out soon. Case is a strong advocate for humane treatment of animals, and she and her label, Anti-, are offering an mp3 of a song on the subject, “People Got A Lotta Nerve,” from Middle Cyclone as a free download. For every blog that links to the download, Case and Anti- will donate $5 to the Best Friends Animal Society.
There’s also an extended profile of Case at the New York Times, which is a worthwhile read.
[Update: oops! Apparently the promotion (despite being mentioned in the Times piece, which was published on February 13th) actually ended on February 3rd. Should have read the Anti- blog post more carefully. At any rate, the mp3 is still available.]
And if you’re not familiar with Case’s music, please allow me to humbly suggest you rectify this matter post-haste.