Thurston Moore, the former Sonic Youth co-leader, did not actually head into the studio to cut a record with presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, amazing though that might’ve been. But he did work with the Sanders campaign in putting together a new piece of music called “Feel It In Your Guts.” The track — credited to Moore and Sanders the same way that Pope Francis album was credited to the Pope — takes bits from Sanders speeches and layers them over Moore’s 12-string acoustic guitar work.
And Moore is giving the song away to anyone who donates to the Sanders campaign. To get the track, all you have to do is head over to joyfulnoiserecordings.com and show evidence that you’ve contributed to the Sanders campaign since yesterday, and you’ll get the song as either a free download or a free flexi-disc.
Joyful Noise explains:
We are very excited to announce this very special release: a brand new composition by Thurston Moore, created in collaboration with the Bernie Sanders campaign. Titled “Feel It In Your Guts,” the track is a twelve-string acoustic piece laced with excerpts from Bernie Sanders’ speeches, touching on topics like the worship of money, economic inequality, social justice, and the need for basic human rights for all people. (Arranged and mixed by our buddy Mike Bridavsky.)
The release is limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies on square, white flexi-disc vinyl, with screenprinted cover art by David Kloc.
Why do you have to jump through these hoops to order?
You see, we wanted this to be a benefit release, but Joyful Noise is a company… and that means Bernie won’t accept a check from us. True story. So, we can’t merely sell you the release and pass the donation to Bernie. Instead, you have to follow the ordering instructions and make a direct contribution to the campaign, prove you’ve donated by uploading a screenshot, and then proceed to checkout and claim your free limited edition flexi-disc.
There’s no minimum donation, but there is this disclaimer: “NOTE: there is no donation minimum, but we reserve the right to cancel your order if we feel like you’re being an opportunistic dick. Dig deep. Feel it in your guts.” Moore suggests a $27 donation.