We put out the call and Arizona's music community responded.
Phoenix New Times is very proud to officially introduce A Line in the Sand, a compilation of protest songs from Arizona artists opposed to SB 1070, the crazy new immigration law which will, in effect, mandate racial profiling of Hispanics to suss out those who can be deported.
The contributors span the entire gamut of Phoenix's music community -- one band is still in high school, another is led by a middle-aged marketing professional, one folk-punk outfit just had a song on the soundtrack of a Michael Moore movie, another rapper is signed to a Def Jam imprint -- and I wouldn't have it any other way. We hope that A Line in the Sand shows the rest of the country that there is brave and loud portion of our community who hates this law and everything that it represents.
Proceeds will be given to Puente and No More Deaths. The full tracklist is below. Also, we'd like to thank 101 Distribution for all their help in helping us get this project together in such a short time span.
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1. Lady Liberty, Andrew Jackson Jihad
2. Back to Mexico (SB 1070 Diss), Willy Northpole Featuring MC Magic
3. Mexican You Show Me Your Papers?, Joey Arroyo Band
4. Hey Liberty Bell, Lhasa Apso
5. Brokeback Heart, Kirkwood Dellinger
6. Black Morning Sunrise, River Jones
7. Death of SB 1070, Rich Rico
8. Runaway Trail, Apollo Poet
9. What Is Going On?, Radiorain
10. Immigration Clampdown, DFactor
11. Passive Aggression, Porches
12. The Same in My Boots, Dust Jacket
13. All Along, The Haymarket Squares
14. A Song For The Movement Of People, John Luther
15. The Soundtrack Of A Revolution!, Peachcake
16. TMKF, Hashknife Outfit
17. Back 2 AZ (anti 1070), Queen YoNasDa, DJ John Blaze, Tajji Sharp, Yung Face, Mr. Miranda, Ocean, Da'aron Anthony, Atllas, Chino D, Nyhtee, Pennywise, Rich Rico, and Da Beast