Australian pop-punks The Playbook are streaming an acoustic cover of the track “Macy’s Day Parade,” originally by Green Day. The track was released in order to raise money for The Heart Foundation in Australia. You can listen below, and if you can consider donating through Bandcamp here as all proceeds will go towards The Heart Foundation.
On the release the band has said: It’s far from polished, there are mistakes and off notes, but there is a reason behind our decision to put this online… Brent, one of our guitarists, had a heart transplant when he was a teenager. He doesn’t complain about it, however, the things that he goes through health wise every single day are absolutely mind blowing to the rest of us. Recently, Brent has been in hospital going through cardiac failure. Despite all of his best efforts, he is unable to come to Tasmania with us on The December Dates In Forgotten States Tour. As a result, we will now be playing these shows acoustically. We’ll be playing originals with a couple of covers thrown in, so thought this is how we would make the (very last minute) announcement. This cover will be online for only a short time and we will be giving any money donated by you guys for the track to the Heart Foundation to support them in all the brilliant work they do. This means a lot to us personally, so thank you in advance for checking out the cover!