Online music platform Bandcamp has announced it will waive its fees Friday May 1, so that all proceeds from sales go to the artists (fees will also be waived the first Fridays of June and July). While the focus for many will be on the music, we asked fashion designer, opbmusic DJ, and former “Project Runway” contestant Sarah Donofrio for some merch ideas to support artists.
Our favorite artists are getting us through this pandemic by playing living room shows on Instagram Live and hosting Twitter listening parties. Show them your support by adding a long-sleeved tee or a bandana to your quarantine look or next stay-home selfie.
Facewear … Well, Sort Of
While facemasks haven’t seemed to have hit the band merch circuit quite yet, you can turn this Sunbathe shirt into a mask!
For those not into DIY, this cotton bandana from The Shivas will protect you on your next trip to Whole Foods.
Totes and Bags
But this shopper from Porridge Radio includes a drawstring, so it’s a bag you can take on a bike ride while also protecting your produce.
Tops and Socks
Of course, every artist has a t-shirt. Support your favorite band by picking up a tee and wearing it to your next Zoom meeting. Then complete your meeting outfit mullet by sporting some Jay Som socks.
And if you’re a fan of Weyes Blood, this bright top will give you and your colleagues something else to talk about.
Sharon Van Etten has the whole family covered, with this soft cotton baby onesie.
Put together the ultimate quarantine band camp fan kit by getting Andy Shauf’s sweatshirt, tee and tote, as well as patches from his 2016 album “The Party.” (Remember those?)
Stickers, Decals, Odds and Ends
Having a hard time staying creative in these times? Learn a new song! Porridge Radio is also selling sheet music!
For those that need an activity that requires less of a commitment, you can start a sticker book. Get the Japanese Breakfast decals, because obviously all of the sweatshirts have sold out.
Finally, complete the isolation ambience with a devotional candle from Unknown Mortal Orchestra. Not into meditation? Just squint for that dive-bar-in-your-living-room vibe.