Taking Back Sunday, Anti-Flag, We Came As Romans, more contribute to Flint water crisis benefit compilation

Taking Back Sunday
photo: Anam Merchant

Looking for a way to build your music library and simultaneously help those affected by the Flint water crisis? Well, you’re in luck: The preorders for Not Safe To Drink: Music For Flint Water Crisis Relief went live on Bandcamp earlier this morning.

The compilation features music from a mix of 60-plus bands, combining national touring acts and locals from the Flint area. The national roster includes the likes of Taking Back Sunday [pictured], Anti-Flag, We Came As Romans, Big D & The Kids Table, Pentimento, Safe To Say, Modern Chemistry and many others to be announced at a later date.

Spearheaded by the efforts of former Swellers drummer Jonathan Diener, the compilation also features music from Diener’s currently active acts Baggage and Braidedveins. (Baggage’s new song, “Flint,” can be streamed below.) If you were a massive Swellers fans like we were (RIP), you’ll be ecstatic to know that the compilation will include a previously unreleased track by the Swellers.

As of February 3, this is the current track list, with more bands to be added:

  1. Baggage – “Flint”
  2. Taking Back Sunday – “Like You Do (Acoustic)”
  3. Tunde Olaniran – “Everyone’s Missing”
  4. Anti-Flag – “This is a Farewell Kiss, You Dog”
  5. The Most Dangerous Animal – “Time”
  6. Big D & the Kids Table – “Try Out Your Voice”
  7. J. Navarro & the Traitors – “Water”
  8. Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) – “If It’s Bad News, It Can Wait”
  9. Pentimento – “Sink or Swim”
  10. We Came as Romans – “One Way Ticket”
  11. Building Birds – “Hear You Me” (Jimmy Eat World cover)
  12. Dalinian – “Keep Time”
  13. Meat Wave – “Sham King”
  14. Timeshares – “In a World of Ghosts” (Lemuria cover)
  15. Deer Widow – “Bus Stops Moving”
  16. Wince – “Bottom of the Barrel
  17. Fine Fine Titans – “I Just Saw a Ghost (feat. TJ Miller)”
  18. Deadbeat Beat – “I DON’T WANNA”
  19. Safe to Say – “Zoey (Alternate Version)”
  20. Half Hearted Hero – “What Light”
  21. Winner Take All – “Harvey Dent”
  22. Kid Dreamer – “Truce”
  23. Lights Over Bridgeport – “Leaving in July”
  24. Oakhill – “Losing Safety”
  25. Angry Gods – “Fixed Position”
  26. Arms Aloft – “Rats”
  27. Burning Cities – “Comedy”
  28. The Weekend Classic – “Shattered Glass”
  29. Autumn Coma – “For Real”
  30. Blight – “Fever Dreams”
  31. Modern Chemistry – “Never Scared”
  32. The Nightmare Police – “If Only I Could…”
  33. Bluffing the Ghost – “St. Christopher”
  34. The Faraday Cage – “Drowning the Lie”

Not Safe To Drink is available for a minimum donation of $5, and will be available on February 20. Until then, all who preorder will get an instant download of Baggage’s song, “Flint.” All funds will go to directly support FlintKids.org.