Nobide released their record Corona Collab today. The album features collaborations with members of Umphrey’s McGee, The Disco Biscuits, Soulive and many more. All revenue from the album will be split evenly between HeadCount and NIVA.
Among the collaborators on the album are Umphrey’s McGee’s Ryan Stasik and Joel Cummins, Soulive’s Alan Evans, the Disco Biscuits’ Marc Brownsten and Dopapod’s Neal “Fro” Evans. According to a press release, the songs are “the result of a virtual collaboration between Nobide and another artist.” “Each song is different and came about entirely due to the COVID-19 stay-at- home orders across the country, resulting in a unique, digitally curated and created record,” it continued.
“Since we were all expecting to be on the road but ended up stuck at home, I thought it would be fun to reach out to a bunch of people and make something that would never happen given touring schedules,” said Nobide’s Nick Vann. “It’s a cool way to capture the moment – apart, but together. I tried to put musicians in styles I wouldn’t expect to hear them in, get their takes on different style.”
“It’s a given that this is a hard time for everyone,” Vann continued. “We wanted to give back to the venues that have supported us, and also encourage people to get out and vote, engage in the democratic process. We teamed up with NIVA & HeadCount to give the proceeds of this record to independent venues and to encourage voting in the 2020 election.”