Another day, another band upset that a Republican presidential candidate is using their music without permission. But surprisingly, it’s not Donald Trump this time! As Pitchfork points out, an official Ted Cruz campaign video showing Texas Governor Greg Abbott endorsing Cruz is soundtracked by the stirringly emotional strains of Austin post-rock greats Explosions In The Sky’s “Your Hand In Mine,” off of their 2003 album The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place (and their Friday Night Lights soundtrack). This fact was brought to the band’s attention today, and they are understandably none too pleased about it:
@AlibiPierce we are absolutely not okay with it. Those are two people we don't like very much. We'll get to the bottom of this. Thanks.
— ExplosionsInTheSky (@EITS) February 24, 2016
EITS do make perfect campaign video music, but also fuck Ted Cruz. Check out the video in question below.