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Silversun Pickups Lay The Hammer Down On Mitt Romney

Posted by: Keagan Ilvonen (08/17/12)
Silversun Pickups are stopping Mitt Romney from using their song at his campaign events.
Statement From The BandWe don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don't like the Romney campaign," Silversun Pickups lead singer Brian Aubert said in the statement. "We're nice, approachable people. We won't bite. Unless you're Mitt Romney! We were very close to just letting this go because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that 'Panic Switch' really sends the message he intends.

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11:52 AM on 08/17/12
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The icon for this news post is fitting.
11:53 AM on 08/17/12
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Yes! Shut that shit down.
11:55 AM on 08/17/12
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Where's the post on Tom Morello's Op ed about Paul Ryan, that would be a hell of a fun thread.
11:56 AM on 08/17/12
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Wow, I've never seen anything like this happen before.
12:01 PM on 08/17/12
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My votes already going to Kony.
12:05 PM on 08/17/12
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Can't believe politicians still try to use people's songs without their permission even when they know that it'll be all over the internet in hours.
12:07 PM on 08/17/12
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Where's the post on Tom Morello's Op ed about Paul Ryan, that would be a hell of a fun thread.

Amazing rant by Tom
12:07 PM on 08/17/12
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no hammer was laid down, over exaggerated. They simply asked that he stop using their song and they complied. BIG DEAL. Band sucks anyway.
12:09 PM on 08/17/12
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Panic Switch lol
12:10 PM on 08/17/12
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Complete nonissue.
12:12 PM on 08/17/12
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no hammer was laid down, over exaggerated. They simply asked that he stop using their song and they complied. BIG DEAL. Band sucks anyway.
Have you ever listened to them?

It sounds like the sound person was just putting on some filler music while they were setting up/waiting for Romney to arrive. No big deal.

This is great PR for Silversun, though.
12:13 PM on 08/17/12
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Had no idea Mitt Romney listened to Alt Nation...
12:22 PM on 08/17/12
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Wow, what a news day.
12:23 PM on 08/17/12
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no hammer was laid down, over exaggerated. They simply asked that he stop using their song and they complied. BIG DEAL. Band sucks anyway.
You never have anything good to say. Figured I'd let you know.
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