We have been rather quiet throughout this whole crisis called “Covid-19”. Not because we don’t care, more because there was nothing to say. We only had one show postponed – which is sad, nothing more. Waldgeflüster is a thing we do because there is an inner need. We are not depended on it as income, and if we do not play a couple of shows, it doesn’t matter. Every little money this band makes goes directly back into it anyhow. Be it new merchandise, new equipment or the production of a new record. Ok SOMETIMES it’s beer. (I swear, it’s very rare this band pays for beer, mainly because of my expensive taste.)
Anyhow, all of us are safe, and we are doing ok. Also because we are citizens of a country, that has health care for everyone and a social welfare state that won’t let you starve to death, I know we will come out of this alive. Meaning us as persons and the band itself.
But there are people out there, who are not as lucky. Who haven’t been as lucky before this whole thing started, and who are suffering even more now. I hope that sometimes in the future this worldwide pandemic will show us one thing: that what makes us humans the most adapted species on this beautiful planet – that we try to destroy so thoroughly – is our ability to help each other out in times of need. We want lead with example.
Our go-to designer Sarah has a magnificent tattoo shop, which she had to close down for a couple of weeks. So we ordered a new design to support her in this time with almost no income. The design is called “Life & Death” and is there to remind us that both go hand in hand, and that there will be better times again. We printed this on 50 black and 50 charcoal shirts as well as 50 hooded longsleeves and we decided that of each order of this first run we will donate 5€ to https://www.aktion-deutschland-hilft.de/ to help children and refugees during the corona crisis.
As I hate bullshit statements: of course we get something out of this as well. Advertisement/exposure, and some cents or a 1€ per order for us. Also the hope that you will grab some of our other stuff while being in our shop. We are not philanthropists, we just want to reach out a helping hand to those who need it more.
If you can’t afford this new merch but want to help anyhow: sharing this might help to reach someone who does.
You can find the Shirts and Longsleeve in our shop under „Merch“.