Sonic Youth are raising funds for Fund Texas Choice and Abortion Support Network by releasing two Texas live sets and three new t-shirts.
Sonic Youth's two live recordings include 1995's show at the Austin Music Hall, and their Dallas Gypsy Tea Room show in 2006.
The band have also released three new t-shirts, two of which feature images by friend and Texas photographer Pat Blashill, and the other includes a variation of Richard Prince’s Dude Ranch Nurse artwork.
100% of proceeds from the live recordings will benefit the two causes.
A statement on the Abortion Support Network site reads: "Sonic Youth have dedicated great energy in making previously unreleased sounds available to their fanbase. Historically, their trailblazing cross-country tours of back to the mid 80’s consolidated their independent/artistic stance with many formative Texan bands and artists, including the likes of the Butthole Surfers, Big Boys, Daniel Johnston, and Meat Joy. The enduring support from Lone Star state fans for SY warrants a favor returned specifically for this state’s fanbase, and in broader scope, Sonic Youth support a national and world community where abortion is embraced as health care and a human right."