'30 Days, 30 Songs' campaign will also feature tracks from R.E.M. and My Morning Jacket
Death Cab For Cutie have released a new anti-Donald Trump song.
The track, ‘Million Dollar Loan’, is one of 30 tracks being released over the next 30 days in the final run in to the US Presidential election. Watch the video below.
Other artists who will feature on the anti-Trump ’30 Days, 30 Songs’ compilation, include My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Aimee Mann and Thao Nguyen. A previously unreleased live track by R.E.M will also feature.
“Lyrically, ‘Million Dollar Loan’ deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump’s ascent to the Republican nomination,” said Death Cab For Cutie frontman Ben Gibbard. “While campaigning in New Hampshire last year, he attempted to cast himself as a self-made man by claiming he built his fortune with just a ‘small loan of a million dollars’ from his father. Not only has this statement been proven to be wildly untrue, he was so flippant about it. It truly disgusted me.
“Donald Trump has repeatedly demonstrated that he is unworthy of the honour and responsibility of being President of the United States of America, and in no way, shape or form represents what this country truly stands for. He is beneath us.”
You can purchase ‘Million Dollar Loan’ here. All of 30 Days’ proceeds will go to the Center for Popular Democracy and their efforts toward Universal Voter Registration in America.
Earlier today (October 10), the music world reacted to the second US Presidential town hall debate with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
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During the debate, Katy Perry took to Twitter to urge Clinton not to shake Trump’s hand, while Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx urged Trump to “make a point rather than sniffle and point”.
“Donald is a Savage,” wrote At The Drive-In/The Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixler-Zavala. “I’m not pro trump but fuck he’s a savage.”
Shura went on to point out how “Trump constantly refers to Hilary as her or she and then refers to himself in the third person”.
See a collection of responses to the debate below.