LA indie rock band, Trapdoor Social released a heart-wrenching music video for their song “Never Stop Listening.” The video was directed by Alexandra Velasco and filmed at the center of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests. To say it captures the struggle of the water protectors in the Oceti Sakowin Camp would be a complete understatement.
What started off as a donation drive to support the Dakota Access Pipeline protests turned into a life changing experience for the entire band.
“Last fall I helped organize a donation drive and trip up to North Dakota from LA to support the water protectors in The Oceti Sakowin camp,” said vocalist Skylar Funk. “We spent a week there working in construction, in the kitchens, chopping wood and shoveling snow, and felt incredibly welcomed and honored for the chance to participate in something so powerful and historic.”
Before leaving, the locals asked Funk to share what he learned at camp with his community back home. Now, the band is on a mission to make people aware that the struggle to protect that land and water is definitely real.
To learn more about The Oceti Sakowin Camp and Standing Rock, you can check out their official website here.
To hear more from Trapdoor Social, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.