EL VY – “Are These My Jets”
EL VY is the latest band to contribute to the anti-Trump 30 Days, 30 Songs campaign. Pitchfork notes that Matt Berninger and Brent Knopf have chipped in with “Are These My Jets,” a groovy lounge-rock track topped off with some stellar symphonic outbursts and a children’s choir for good measure. “I was rocking back and forth,” Berninger sings, “feeding on the fear of course,” among other more oblique and amusing lyrics such as, “I like to mix ladies’ drinks with my fingers” and “Walrus dick jewelry for everyone in America!” Listen below.
UPDATE: EL VY have released a video game associated with the song, developed by illustrator John Solimine and developer Brent Sodman, along with a statement from Berninger:
This is a song about walrus penis jewelry, which is a real thing. My sister, Rachel, was given some by a Canadian bush pilot when she worked for Alaska Airlines in the ’90s. With regard to the game, we called our colleagues, Sodman and Solimine, and said, “We’d like a cathartic interactive experience. We’d also like to shoot bluebirds and meat with a sniff blaster.” They asked us, “What for?” Somebody said, “It’s time to start healing.”