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Modern Baseball have unveiled their first new piece of material since dropping their third album, Holy Ghost, in May. The track is titled “Bart To The Future, Pt. 2: The Musical,” and is taken from the ongoing anti-Donald Trump music series 30 Days, 30 Songs.
Named after the 2000 Simpsons episode that predicted the possibility of a Trump presidency, the song sees the Philly punk rockers wanting to completely distance themselves from “the rich man, would never take the blame.” “I wish that you were far away,” they sing, “So far away from me.” Amen to that.
“It was impossible to say EVERYTHING we wanted to say about Trump,” Modern Baseball explain in a statement. “We knew that looking at him as a peer, rather than this untouchable figure, that we could judge and treat him like any other greedy, self-centered, short-tempered, racist, sexist, unqualified person you meet in everyday life. Still, knowing that name calling will get you nowhere — we kept our examples generalized so that listeners can come to their own conclusions about how Trump really is, and how he would be as POTUS.”
Check out the song below, followed by a brief clip from the aforementioned Simpsons episode.
Over the past few weeks, Franz Ferdinand, Jim James, Death Cab for Cutie, Aimee Mann, Sun Kil Moon and Jesu, and Sleater-Kinney and R.E.M. supergroup Filthy Friends have all contributed to 30 Days, 30 Songs.