Rising Appalachia’s superb sibling sonics have made them a household name amongst festivalgoers as they’ve traversed the globe, playing alongside Michael Franti, Nahko, the Avett Brothers and Trevor Hall. Their new single “Occupy”, which features an elegant and potent spoken word bridge, uses 2011’s ‘Occupy’ movement as a frame of reference for the importance of taking responsibility for both our interior and exterior worlds. One of many standouts in their back catalog of radical social/enviro musical activism.
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In the words of sisters Chloe and Leah, “Occupy’ is based from the bones of a powerful traditional African-American spiritual ‘Soon I will be Done’ that we learned with our southern music community. We arranged and wrote the additional words and poetry as an anthem to the modern struggles of the working class people, and as a reminder for each of us to take more power into our own hands.”