Listen To EL VY Contribute "Are These My Jets" To Anti-Trump 30 Days, 30 Songs Campaign
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 09:34:11
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EL VY have become the latest band to contribute to the 30 Days, 30 Songs campaign. According to Stereogum, their new song, "Are These My Jets", "is a groovy lounge-rock track topped off with some stellar symphonic outbursts and a children's choir for good measure. "I was rocking back and forth," Berninger sings, "feeding on the fear of course," among other more oblique and amusing lyrics such as, "I like to mix ladies' drinks with my fingers" and "Walrus tusk jewelry for everyone in America!"" Listen to the track below.
According to a press release, "Created by writer Dave Eggers and the team that brought you 2012's 90 Days, 90 Reasons, 30 Days, 30 Songs is a daily, evolving playlist. It will feature a mix of new material and unheard tracks by many of our greatest independent musical voices, all of whom want a Trump-free America."
Last week, Death Cab for Cutie, Jim James, Aimee Mann, Thao Nguyen, clipping., and Bhi Bhiman all contributed to the campaign, and a previously unheard R.E.M. song was released.
According to the press release, "The genesis for 30 Days, 30 Songs began after Eggers, horrified by the Trump campaign, attended a Trump rally in Sacramento for The Guardian. "While the audience was waiting for Trump to appear, I was pretty surprised to hear music by Bruce Springsteen, Elton John and Queen," says Eggers. "None of these musicians support Trump, of course, so it occurred to me that this election would benefit from the timely resurrection of the political protest song. From Woody Guthrie to Public Enemy, we know that songs can change minds, and particularly now, we need to motivate voters to stand against bigotry, sexism, hatred and ignorance." In the weeks that followed, dozens of songwriters were contacted, and those who had the time and inspiration wrote songs for what became 30 Days, 30 Songs."
—The ARTISTdirect Staff