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Listen: The Long Winters Share First Song in Six Years as Part of an Anti-Donald Trump Campaign

"Make America Great Again" Part of the Anti-Trump "30 Days, 30 Songs" Project

Nov 03, 2016 The Long Winters Bookmark and Share

The Long Winters have shared a new song as part of the “30 Days, 30 Songs” (now expanded to 40 songs) anti-Donald Trump campaign put together by author/publisher Dave Eggers and Death Cab for Cutie manager Jordan Kurland. The song is entitled “Make America Great Again” and written by main creative force John Roderick from the perspective of a Trump supporter. It’s been a decade since the band’s last album, 2006’s Putting the Days to Bed, and six years since their last release, 2010’s “Connections in Nashville” split single with Pavement’s Spiral Stairs. Listen to “Make America Great Again” below.

Roderick issued a statement on the song:

“While there are a lot of songs that express elements of what makes Donald Trump so appealing to his followers, like ‘Desperado’ by the Eagles, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ by Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’ by Trace Adkins, and ‘White Rider’ by Skrewdriver, there’s never been a song that put everything together under one roof. ‘Make America Great Again’ is a folk song, because it’s from the Volk, the people. If I can help condense all the feelings and issues that inspire Trump voters into a song, and then play that song for the world, well then I will have done my part.”

The “30 Days, 30 Songs” project will feature at least one song a day until election day. It was launched with Death Cab for Cutie’s anti-Trump song “Million Dollar Loan,” and includes Jim James’ video for “Same Old Lie,” Franz Ferdinand’s “Demagogue,” Thao’s “Before You Vote,” EL VY’s “Are These My Jets,” two songs by Moby (“Trump Is on Your Side” and “Little Failure”), Jesu/Sun Kil Moon’s “The Greatest Conversation Ever in the History of the Universe,” clipping.‘s “Fat Fingers,” Mirah’s “No Guns No Guns,” and a video of Andrew Bird and Jim James performing an updated version of “Sic of Elephants.”


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