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The "Endangered Song" of Portugal. The Man
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Portugal. The Man teamed up with the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Earth Day to raise awareness for the critically endangered Sumatran tiger with the limited release of their single, "Endangered Song".

The band distributed 400 copies - representative of the less than 400 Sumatran tigers in existence - of a custom cut polycarbonate plastic which will degrade after a limited amount of plays. The band shared the following message:

“There are less than 400 Sumatran Tigers in existence. Unfortunately most of the world is unaware of this frightening fact. Without action, the species will completely disappear. To spread the message of the Tiger’s vulnerability, we’ve created a song that will also go extinct unless it’s reproduced. These custom lathe-cut records are made from polycarbonate plastic, which means it will degrade after a certain amount of plays, causing the song to eventually disappear and go extinct. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, in collaboration with  us, have made only 400 records of this unreleased song. There are no other copies in existence. Tigers are dwindling every year. Social influence and conservation action could actually help save a species..." 

Check out the following video with more information on the band's efforts to support the Sumatran tiger:

If you're one of the lucky few to recieve a copy of the limited vinyl be sure to check out Michael Kushner's video on how to digitize the single:

Click here to find out more about the "Endangered Song" and where to find it, along with information on how to support the preservation of the Sumatran tiger. 

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on April 24, 2014 - 2:13pm

Portugal. The Man teamed up with the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute on Earth Day to raise awareness for the critically endangered Sumatran tiger with the limited release of their single, "Endangered Song".

The band distributed 400 copies - representative of the less than 400 Sumatran tigers in existence - of a custom cut polycarbonate plastic which will degrade after a limited amount of plays. The band shared the following message:

“There are less than 400 Sumatran Tigers in existence. Unfortunately most of the world is unaware of this frightening fact. Without action, the species will completely disappear. To spread the message of the Tiger’s vulnerability, we’ve created a song that will also go extinct unless it’s reproduced. These custom lathe-cut records are made from polycarbonate plastic, which means it will degrade after a certain amount of plays, causing the song to eventually disappear and go extinct. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, in collaboration with  us, have made only 400 records of this unreleased song. There are no other copies in existence. Tigers are dwindling every year. Social influence and conservation action could actually help save a species..." 

Check out the following video with more information on the band's efforts to support the Sumatran tiger:

If you're one of the lucky few to recieve a copy of the limited vinyl be sure to check out Michael Kushner's video on how to digitize the single:

Click here to find out more about the "Endangered Song" and where to find it, along with information on how to support the preservation of the Sumatran tiger. 

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