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The Classic Crime start pre-sales of new album to aid Haiti
THE SEATTLE-based rock band The Classic Crime, who visited JesusInHaitiMinistries (JiHM) last November, have begun a pre-sale of their third studio album, 'Vagabonds' (set for physical release on Tooth & Nail in April), with all profits generated going to JiHM for earthquake relief. Said the band's vocalist Matt MacDonald, "JiHM leader Tom is the only lifeline to thousands of Haitians in Bon Repos and surrounding villages, as food and water haven't left Port-Au-Prince in two weeks. He spends 18 hours a day with his staff of over 20 delivering water, food, and medical supplies to hundreds of people who would otherwise starve. This pre-order is designed to provide specifically for his relief efforts. It will save lives."
In addition to raising funds for Haiti through their album pre-sale, the band will be releasing a series of videos from their time in Haiti to show others the condition of this country prior to the earthquake, which will be a reminder that this country was already in rough condition. Beginning 1st February and leading up to the release of the album, each video will be posted on The Classic Crime's Facebook, MySpace and YouTube pages.The opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those held by Cross Rhythms. Any expressed views were accurate at the time of publishing but may or may not reflect the views of the individuals concerned at a later date.