‘Hands Off!’ Cassette Compilation Benefits Empowerment

White Mystery’s Alex White, Thelma and The Sleaze’s L.G., and The Psychedelic Cherry’s May McDonough are producing cassettes in the name of women’s empowerment. Hands Off!¬†comes in response to the dissolution of Burger Records following sexual misconduct allegations earlier this year.

The cassette tapes feature Amyl and the Sniffers, Palehound, Courtney Barnett, and 19 other well-known artists.  The curators are taking the proceeds from the tape pre-orders to donate to organizations that benefit young women. The limited edition tape is set to release December 1st.

L.G. of Thelma and the Sleaze states the mission of the cassette,

This is a statement about there being no tolerance for predatory behavior in the rock scene. The buck stops here. We wanted to put together something special by womxn to empower womxn, as a collective force for change. Cassette culture and DIY culture must progress and maintain its importance moving forward for a better tomorrow inclusion accessibility for all artists.

The tracklist for the cassette is 22 songs with A & B sides:


1. Amyl and The Sniffers – “Pleasure Forever”

2. Alice Bag feat: Kathleen Hanna & Allison Wolfe – “77”

3. White Mystery – “Good Girl”

4. L7 – “Fast And Frightening”

5. The May Company – “The Paradox Drive Of Finite Confusion”

6. Courtney Barnett – “I’m Not Your Mother, I’m Not Your *****”

7. KO Newborn – “Maybe”

8. Exene Cervenka – “Already In Love”

9. Kairos Creature Club – “Voodoo Success”

10. FEELS – “Anyways”

11. The Royal They – “C.N.T.”



12. Palehound – “Killer”

13. Groupie – “Poor You”

14. Thelma and The Sleaze – “In Prison”

15. Shadow Show – “The Alchemist”

16. Blacker Face – “Punk Song”

17. Krystal Metcalfe – “Fearless”

18. Gymshorts – “You Blew It”

19. Clickbait – “Heat!”

20. The Black Tones – “Mama! There’s A Spider in My Room!”

21. Karen Meat – “Synthetic”

22. The Exbats – “One Foot in the Light”