May 6, 2024

Merciless Accelerating Rhythms • Artists United for a Free Palestine • 2024

Organized by HATETOQUIT and Brooklyn band Hiding Places, Merciless Accelerating Rhythms: Artists United for a Free Palestine features 55 contributions from artists across the U.S. and U.K., spanning genres from Ambient Electronic to Jazz.

All proceeds from sales of this compilation will be donated directly to Palestine Children’s Relief Fund (PCRF) and Palestine Legal.

Based on anti-apartheid artist, leader and poet, June Jordan’s poem, “I Must Become A Menace to My Enemies,” dedicated by Jordan to Agostinho Neto, former President of The People’s Republic of Angola, the album’s title “Merciless Accelerating Rhythms” encapsulates a form of political organizing beyond “walking politely on the pavements,” and emphasizes “becom[ing] the action of [our] fate,” acting in a form of “retaliation.”

“I plan to blossom bloody on an afternoon
surrounded by my comrades singing
terrible revenge in merciless


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