Ted Leo and the Pharmacists pen songs for RNC police brutality victims
"Real people were hurt in St. Paul, and real people have bills to pay, and real people need funding to continue their good works," says Leo. "We (the band and I) were all feeling these events as deeply as we could from our 1200 mile remove, and so as not to feel entirely powerless, and in an attempt to contribute SOMETHING to that continuation of those good works, we wrote a song and recorded it…”
The EP includes two new songs penned for the occasion, "Paranoia: Never Enough" and "Mourning in America," as well as two covers: Cock Sparrer's "I Got Your Number" and Amebix's "Nobody's Driving."
“This isn't meant to be some grand sweeping statement on our part," says Leo. "It's just a way for us to contribute SOMETHING real to the lives of real human beings, and show our material support for those whose actions and thoughts we value in this ideological struggle.”