Impaired Faculties, a Hammond-area local rock band whose members also happen to be Southeastern Louisiana University professors, has released an original song, “Waterline,” intended to raise funds for students and their families affected by the recent floods.
The song, written by communication professor Joseph Burns and produced by bassist Randy Settoon, was recorded by the band one week after the historic floods devastated southeast Louisiana, a news release said. “Waterline” reflects on the nature of flooding in Louisiana and the resilience and hope of its people in the face of disasters.
Burns said the song is being sold for $1 through the website impairedfaculties.com, and can also be purchased as CDBaby.com and will be available on iTunes and Amazon.com soon. A purchaser of “Waterline” will also be allowed four other songs by the group free of charge if purchased on the website.
The band has pledged all proceeds from the sale of the single to the SLU Disaster Relief Fund, a collection point for donations to aid students impacted by the flooding.
In addition to Burns, members of the group include Dan McCarthy, guitar and vocalist, dean of the College of Science and Technology; Bill Robison, guitar and vocalist, head of the Department of History and Political Science; professor of business Settoon, bass guitar and vocalist; and Ralph Wood, drums, assistant dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences.
The song is the first release by the band since its 2015 debut album, “Lipstick and Whiskey.”