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“Lyrically, ‘Million Dollar Loan’ deals with a particularly tone deaf moment in Donald Trump’s ascent to the Republican nomination. 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 honor 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.” – Ben Gibbard

30 Days, 30 Songs will feature one song per day from October 10 until Election Day. The artists are united in their desire to speak out against the ignorant, divisive, and hateful campaign of Donald Trump. Stay tuned over the coming days as the playlist unfolds, .

To combat apathy, entertain the citizenry, and provide a soundtrack to resistance, over the next four years, the producers of 30 Days, 30 Songs will assemble a playlist of 1,000 songs. One song every day to get us through what promises to be a tumultuous and frequently dispiriting and certainly bizarre presidency. The playlist will feature original tracks, unreleased live versions, remixes, covers, and previously released but relevant songs that will inspire and amuse and channel the outrage of a nation.

Despite the results of the election, we still believe it’s possible to build a more inclusive, equal, and just America. The world will not end on January 20th. It will continue to move forward, and it is up to us to chart its course. In the coming weeks, we plan to raise money for this endeavor through a crowdfunding campaign.

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The 30 Days, 30 Songs project is a new thing: A full month of musicians posting anti-Trump music in the lead-up to the election. Death Cab For Cutie kicked it off with their new song “Million Dollar Loan” And today, the veteran badass singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has contributed the new song “Can’t You Tell,” a song that she actually wrote from the perspective of Trump. Singing in character as Trump, Mann paints a portrait of a disturbed man who’s in over his head: “Isn’t anybody going to stop me? / I don’t want this job, I don’t want this job / My god, can’t you tell I’m unwell?”

Aimee Mann has said:

I wanted to write about Trump in the first person because I think it’s more interesting to speculate on what people’s inner life might be. I had heard a theory that Trump’s interest in running for President was really kicked off at the 2011 White House Correspondent’s dinner when President Obama basically roasted him, so that’s where I started. And my own feeling was that it wasn’t really the job itself he wanted, but the thrill of running and winning, and that maybe it had all gotten out of hand and was a runaway train that he couldn’t stop.

To combat apathy, entertain the citizenry, and provide a soundtrack to resistance, over the next four years, the producers of 30 Days, 30 Songs will assemble a playlist of 1,000 songs. One song every day to get us through what promises to be a tumultuous and frequently dispiriting and certainly bizarre presidency. The playlist will feature original tracks, unreleased live versions, remixes, covers, and previously released but relevant songs that will inspire and amuse and channel the outrage of a nation.

Despite the results of the election, we still believe it’s possible to build a more inclusive, equal, and just America. The world will not end on January 20th. It will continue to move forward, and it is up to us to chart its course. In the coming weeks, we plan to raise money for this endeavor through a crowdfunding campaign.

Jesu / Sun Kil Moon Announce New Album 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth For May 2017 Release

Jesu / Sun Kil Moon will release their highly anticipated sophomore album 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth on May 5th, 2017. The collaboration between Justin Broadrick’s and Mark Kozelek’s main gigs was recorded in the United Kingdom, United States and Europe in November of 2016.

The album has already had one single “He’s Bad” which was released in July. The partnership then embarked on a autumn tour of the States that concluded late last month in Seattle . The two respected musicians came together to release their self-titled debut on January 21st of this year. The collaboration was hinted at way back in 2015 by Kozelek in an issue of Uncut Magazine and officially announced via Twitter a few months later.

Though Kozelek’s Sun Kil Moon operates within the indie folk spectrum and Broadrick has a long history in the metal, industrial and experimental genres, the pairing was a natural one.

Mark Kozelek spoke about the track recorded for the 30 Songs 30 Days Project, The Greatest Conversation Ever In the History Of The Universe ,

I wrote the words to this one in the early morning hours of August 2nd in a New York hotel room, a few nights after I played a Lou Reed tribute concert at The Lincoln Center. A lot of things were happening at once. I remember turning on the TV and seeing that two 12 year old girls were being tried as adults for something to do with a video game, and I had a dinner with friends where the subject of Pokemon came up. Trump wasn’t just all over USA television at the time. I’d spent June and July in Europe and his face was on news stands all across Europe (not Hillary’s). I don’t like Trump, but it’s my opinion that we all have to look inward and ask ourselves how we got here in the first place. We’re all in this together, we all took part in the platform he’s been given, and if you don’t know what I’m talking about, then YOU’RE FIRED!

To combat apathy, entertain the citizenry, and provide a soundtrack to resistance, over the next four years, the producers of 30 Days, 30 Songs will assemble a playlist of 1,000 songs. One song every day to get us through what promises to be a tumultuous and frequently dispiriting and certainly bizarre presidency. The playlist will feature original tracks, unreleased live versions, remixes, covers, and previously released but relevant songs that will inspire and amuse and channel the outrage of a nation.

Despite the results of the election, we still believe it’s possible to build a more inclusive, equal, and just America. The world will not end on January 20th. It will continue to move forward, and it is up to us to chart its course. In the coming weeks, we plan to raise money for this endeavor through a crowdfunding campaign. If you enjoyed the work we did during election season

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Trump is like a horrible car crash with a bad comb-over. When he can’t be bothered to keep up that bird’s nest on his head, he wears a stupid hat that was most definitely made in China. He loves the sound of his own voice, but his breath smells like dog shit. He wants to bring all the glamour of professional wrestling to Washington. But most importantly, and seriously, Trump might be a Manchurian Candidate for Russia. A real comrade to the Kremlin.

To combat apathy, entertain the citizenry, and provide a soundtrack to resistance, over the next four years, the producers of 30 Days, 30 Songs will assemble a playlist of 1,000 songs. One song every day to get us through what promises to be a tumultuous and frequently dispiriting and certainly bizarre presidency. The playlist will feature original tracks, unreleased live versions, remixes, covers, and previously released but relevant songs that will inspire and amuse and channel the outrage of a nation.

Despite the results of the election, we still believe it’s possible to build a more inclusive, equal, and just America. The world will not end on January 20th. It will continue to move forward, and it is up to us to chart its course. In the coming weeks, we plan to raise money for this endeavor through a crowdfunding campaign.

R.E.M. has made it quite well known that they dislike Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. When Trump used “It’s The End of the World as We Know It” during a campaign rally last year, Lead Vocalist and songwriter Micheal Stipe released a statement on Twitter saying, “Go f—- yourselves, the lot of you—you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Do not use our music or my voice for you moronic charade of a campaign.” As if that weren’t enough, bassist Mike Mills said, “Personally, I think the Orange Clown will do anything for attention. I hate giving it to him.”

So needless to say, R.E.M fits right in with the rest of the artists participating in “30 Days, 30 Songs,” the anti-Trump protest song project.

Unfortunately, since the band parted ways back in 2011, they aren’t contributing a new song to the project. Instead, we get a previously unreleased version of the song “World Leader Pretend,” taken off of their album “Green”. In their statement with the song, the band simply said, “A perfect song for these strange times.”

To combat apathy, entertain the citizenry, and provide a soundtrack to resistance, over the next four years, the producers of 30 Days, 30 Songs will assemble a playlist of 1,000 songs. One song every day to get us through what promises to be a tumultuous and frequently dispiriting and certainly bizarre presidency. The playlist will feature original tracks, unreleased live versions, remixes, covers, and previously released but relevant songs that will inspire and amuse and channel the outrage of a nation.

Despite the results of the election, we still believe it’s possible to build a more inclusive, equal, and just America. The world will not end on January 20th. It will continue to move forward, and it is up to us to chart its course. In the coming weeks, we plan to raise money for this endeavor through a crowdfunding campaign.