R.E.M. + Sleater-Kinney = Filthy Friends w/Anti-Trump Tune


And the “30 Days, 30 Songs” project is now “30 Days, 50 Songs”

By Barbi Martinez

Filthy Friends – R.E.M.’s Pete Buck, Scott McCauhey, and Bill Rieflin, plus the Fastbacks’ Kurt Bloch and Sleater-Kinney’s Corin Tucker – weigh in on Dave Eggers’ “30 Days, 30 Songs” enterprise with the anti-Trump track “Despierta.” The hard rocking number boasts the telling lines, “Your time is over/ Your power’s peaked / Holding onto the past won’t make it repeat/ It’s time to get up/ I think you’re in my seat.” Listen to it, below – and note that if you hop over to the 30 Days site you’ll learn that it has been expanded now, with a target of 50 songs.

According to the band, “We wrote ‘Despierta’ a couple of years ago, before Trump announced his candidacy, as a sort of forecast for where the country might be changing culturally and politically. The reality of the Trump campaign has been much uglier and disheartening than any scenario we had imagined. We hope with all our hearts that we will be saying “Adios” to Trump come election day.”

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