Trending Stories: Silversun Pickups Object to Use of “Panic Switch” by Romney Campaign
Inadvertent or not, another campaign received a cease-and-desist order from another band. L.A. alternative band and one of my favorite bands, Silversun Pickups didn’t take too kindly to use of one of their songs during Mitt Romney’s campaign.
“We don’t like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don’t like the Romney campaign,” Silversun Pickups lead singer-guitarist Brian Aubert said in a statement issued Wednesday. “We’re nice, approachable people. We won’t bite. Unless you’re Mitt Romney! We were very close to just letting this go because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that ‘Panic Switch’ really sends the message he intends.”
I’ve linked to the song below. This is a great album. Pick it up or download it if you’re fan of good indie music.