Jack White and Third Man Records, Bon Iver, Yoko Ono and Sub Pop are among the artists and labels contributing exclusive bundles to an auction for Studios for Schools, a nonprofit organization that builds music and film studios in low-income schools.
The Third Man bundle includes White's Acoustic Recordings alongside the Elvis Presley seven-inch Third Man released on Record Store Day, a translucent green seven-inch of Jack White and the Electric Mayhem, a Dead Weather flexi-disc and other albums from the label's catalog.
Bon Iver's bundle includes Justin Vernon's entire discography on vinyl, including his new LP 22, A Million, plus assorted shirts. Ono contributed three of her albums with John Lennon – Unfinished Music No. 2: Life With The Lions, Two Virgins and Plastic Ono Band – on both CD and LP as well as shirts.
Others contributing to the auction, which launches December 5th, also include Mastodon, Merge Records, King Tuff, Black Lips, Light in the Attic Records and Touch and Go Records, which is offering a seven-inch picture disc reissue of Nirvana and the Jesus Lizard's "Puss"/"Oh, the Guilt" single. Read the full list of bundles at the Studios for School website here.
The non-profit was founded by former Growlers drummer Scott Montoya and his father. After building a music and film studio at Santiago High School in Garden Grove, California, Montoya started Studios for Schools to help fund similar projects in other schools. The organization has since launched a scholarship, grant and internship program aimed at helping at-risk students pursue careers in sound engineering and film production.
In May, Studios for Schools held a similar auction that included bundles from the Black Keys, Modest Mouse, Tony Hawk and Ian MacKaye.