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Thurston Moore and Bernie Sanders Team Up to Release Flexi-Disc

"Feel It In Your Guts" Out Now via Joyful Noise for a Sanders Campaign Donation

Jun 01, 2016 Thurston Moore Bookmark and Share

Joyful Noise has announced a new flexi-disc release featuring Thurston Moore (ex-Sonic Youth of course) and Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. It’s titled “Feel It In Your Guts” and features a twelve-string acoustic guitar piece that has excerpts from Sanders’ speeches mixed in. While Moore and Sanders didn’t directly collaborate on the release, it was put together with the help of the Sanders campaign and has the blessing of Mr. Sanders himself. The release is limited to 1,000 hand-numbered copies on square, white flexi-disc vinyl and will be given away for free to any who make individual donations to the Sanders campaign at the Joyful Noise site here.

Joyful Noise’s Karl Hofstetter offered a statement on how the release came together:

“Bernie Sanders inspires us. In a political and business climate which is increasingly self-interested and money-driven, Bernie Sanders alone remains uncompromisingly focused on the issues that affect 99% of us. Which is to say, he’s talking about the things that will improve the lives of ourselves, our families, and basically everyone we have ever met. As the only presidential candidate who refuses bribes from big business, his agenda is unswervingly focused on the people over special interests. As Bernie himself has said, ‘The reason why we are doing well in this campaign is because we are telling the truth.’

“We at the label were inspired to support the campaign, and we thought it would be best to use our curatorial talents to this end. Being a weird-o indie rock record label, we are fortunate to work with a variety of incredible musicians; including, on occasion, the great Thurston Moore. So we decided to ask him. And we were delighted that in a matter of minutes after posing the idea, Thurston excitedly agreed.

“Next: the task of getting a major presidential candidate involved. Fortunately, one of our employees was already friends with the good folks of the Bernie campaign, so we reached out. Amazingly, the Bernie campaign responded, and within a week or so, we heard that Bernie himself was into the idea. The amazing folks at the Bernie campaign have worked closely with us to make this crazy collaboration a reality.”


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