Explosions In The Sky Not Cool With Ted Cruz Using Their Music

Peter Helman | February 24, 2016 - 9:20 pm

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:

EITS do make perfect campaign video music, but also fuck Ted Cruz. Check out the video in question below.