Don't miss this very special listening party dedicated to the release of More Perfect’s first record, 27: The Most Perfect Album, hosted by Radiolab’s Jad Abumrad and featuring music by a highly acclaimed group of artists, including Dolly Parton, Kevin Morby, Devendra Banhart, They Might Be Giants and Kash Doll.
There’ll be music, booze, and a good amount of wiggles as we explore More Perfect’s musical blend of political analysis and educational activism, live with the folks who made it. Alongside the album, they'll be launching SEASON THREE of the More Perfect podcast, deep-diving into the history and resonance of the constitutional amendments with off-beat stories and lush sound.
About the Album:
More Perfect is partnering with some of the best musicians to create an album with 27 songs about the 27 amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Each artist is taking on an amendment that they are passionate about and will interpret it in their own style. Most Americans know nothing about their Constitutional rights; this album — sort of like a modern-day “Schoolhouse Rock!” — will change that.
“The mission of this album is to take these sometimes forgotten words and animate them through the power of music,” says Jad Abumrad, host of More Perfect and Radiolab, “These 27 amendments not only outline our basic rights as Americans, but they show a country changing and evolving and re-imagining itself. These songs are a small way to say that these words matter. So I hope that they end up on people’s playlists and in classrooms for years to come.”
This is a demo, a rough draft, a sample. Monday nights in The Greene Space we swap studio postproduction for real-time ruckus with tapings of your favorite podcasts, sneaky peeks of unreleased pilots and works-in-progress, conversations with the people who make great tape, and audio experiments of all kinds. Take the earbuds out, grab a drink, and get live with your fellow listeners.