Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore teams up with Bernie Sanders for new single
From his well-documented affiliation with rapper Killer Mike to naming Phish “one of the great bands in this country” to short-lived foray into recording reggae-tinged folk tunes, Bernie Sanders has an extensive relationship with music of all stripes. The Democratic presidential campaign added another musical reference to his resume Wednesday when Joyful Noise Recordings announced that Thurston Moore, formerly of Sonic Youth, had composed and recorded a new track in conjunction with the Sanders campaign.
“Feel It In Your Guts” is “a twelve-string acoustic piece laced with excerpts from Bernie Sanders’ speeches, touching on topics like the worship of money, economic inequality, social justice, and the need for basic human rights for all people,” according to a press release. Limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies, the song is available both digitally and on square, white flexi-disc vinyl for free to donors to the Sanders’ campaign.
“Being a weird-o indie rock record label, we are fortunate to work with a variety of incredible musicians, including, on occasion, the great Thurston Moore,” Joyful Noise president Karl Hofstetter said in the release, adding that after Moore agreed, the label made overtures to Sanders’ team. “Amazingly, the Bernie campaign responded, and within a week or so, we heard that Bernie himself was into the idea. The amazing folks at the Bernie campaign have worked closely with us to make this crazy collaboration a reality.”
Head over to Joyful Noise’s website to learn more about the release.