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1 of 4 a Cause Pt. VII: Favorites of the Completists!


Can you believe that YR20 is less than a month away? In honor of the 20th anniversary of Yep Roc, we’re auctioning 20 more one-of-a-kind test pressings (including some that are out-of-print and autographed) to benefit four local nonprofits!

These 20 test pressings are special, as the choices for this month’s auction were selected by Yep Roc’s Completist Club! The Completist Club is made up of Yep Roc superfans who receive new Yep Roc releases (as well as some super cool monthly bonuses) every month! All week you’ll hear from some of the Completists about why they love the test pressings in this month’s auction. Some of these test pressings are albums you may have forgotten about, but Yep Roc Completists will tell you why they’re worth another listen!

To learn more about the Completist program, check it out here!

Here’s the test pressings being offered in this month’s auction:

The Apples in Stereo – Fun Trick Noisemaker
The Baseball Project – 3rd
Born Ruffians – Birthmarks
Cheyenne Mize – Among the Grey
Chris Stamey – Euphoria
Fountains of Wayne – Fountains of Wayne
Golden Suits – Golden Suits
Jeff Austin – The Simple Truth
Jim White vs. The Packway Handle Band – Take It Like a Man
John Doe and the Sadies – Country Club
The Kissaway Trail – Breach
Look Park – Look Park
The Old Ceremony – Sprinter
Paul Weller – Sonik Kicks
Peggy Sue – Choir of Echoes
Robyn Hitchcock – Robyn Hitchcock
Sloan – Commonwealth
Southern Culture on the Skids – Party at My Trouse 12”
Various – Essentials of Americana
Various – I Am What I Am

Here’s some info on the non-profits the proceeds will be going to:

  • Girls Rock NC – In thirteen years of programming, Girls Rock NC has held nearly 100 music programs for girls in Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. Campers have gone on to perform in successful bands and have even taken on leadership roles at camp.
  • Activate Good – With a goal that all good causes in the Triangle will get the help they need, Activate Good continues to influence the community and work with volunteers who realize and exercise their potential to make a change, facilitating over 360 local causes in 2016 alone.
  • WHUP – Broadcasting from Hillsborough, WHUP’s vision is consistent with that of excellent community stations around the country – present a high-quality, eclectic, host-driven mix of music and conversation that collectively reflects the community we serve, with an emphasis on local and regional talent.
  • Be Loud! Sophie Foundation – The Be Loud! Sophie Foundation supports adolescent and young adult cancer patients and their families at UNC Hospitals. The foundation funds the only adolescent and young adult program director at a cancer hospital in the United States in honor of Sophie Steiner, a Chapel Hill teenager who died of cancer in 2013.

Visit our eBay store here to check out the auctions! Happy bidding!

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