Modern Baseball Release Anti-Trump Banger Named After A Simpsons Episode
It’s incredible to think that, tomorrow, we may very well greet the afternoon with an announcement that the apocalypse has begun. Yes, somehow the great people of the United States have absolutely cooked it, and allowed into their Presidential race a human cheese twistie with disgusting ideals and no actual relevancy outside of his ridiculousness…
Okay, ‘incredible’ definitely isn’t the right word, thinking back on it… Terrifying? Horrific? Ridiculous?
Literally every single human being with a functioning brain and respectable common sense is against Donald Trump. The music industry has made that pretty clear with its almost unanimous decry of his existence, and as time wears thin and polls start to close, the final few protest songs are rolling in. Joining them is a new tune from indie-punk powerhouse Modern Baseball, named after an episode of The Simpsons that predicted a Trump presidency (spoiler: it didn’t look fun) way back in 2000.
Especially for a band that’s been ostensibly non-political thus far, MoBo’s take on the topic is fantastically done with “Bart To The Future Part 2: The Musical”. Adapted to the scenario is their usual hyper-personal first-person songwriting, bright bends and ultra-catchy vocal hooks. The cut comes as the 29th instalment of 30 Days, 30 Songs – a series of tracks released in protest of Trump and all of his shitty (non-)policies.
Its relevancy might be extremely short-lived, but yeah, “Bart To The Future Part 2: The Musical” could easily slip its way into the live setlist and become a singalong classic.
On that note, Modern Baseball are set to tour Australia at the very, very start of 2017, hitting this/next year’s Falls Festival. They’ve also got a couple of sideshows with Camp Cope locked in, which look to sell out aaaaaaaaaany minute now.
Get your ears around “Bart To The Future Part 2: The Musical” below!
Modern Baseball / Camp Cope
December 28th, 29th, 30th and 31st – Falls Festival, Lorne*
December 29th, 30th and 31st – Falls Festival, Marion Bay*
December 31st / January 1st and 2nd – Falls Festival, Byron Bay*
Wednesday January 4th – Metro Theatre, Sydney
Friday January 6th – 17 Russell, Melbourne
January 7th and 8th – Falls Festival, Fremantle*
* – Camp Cope not appearing.