Mr. Bungle have dropped a new tune in the form of a cover with The Exploited’s “USA.” The track was available on Bandcamp and all proceeds went to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. All the proceeds from the band and label from the track will also be donated to that fund through to July 4th. A limited edition t-shirt will also be available and the profits will be donated to the fund as well through to July 04th, you can pick up that bundle here.
Guitarist Trey Spruance shared why the cover relates to everyone.
“Doesn’t matter what part of the political spectrum you are on, everyone at some point has said ‘Fuck the USA.’ The closest thing we have to a universal sentiment.”
Ipecac Recordings co-owner Greg Werckman spoke about the importance of MusiCares:
“This is a song that resonates and speaks to the country that Ipecac calls home. Over 100,000 US citizens are dead from the pandemic. At the same time protective masks have turned into a political football and no one has a grasp on testing. Racism continues to rear its ugly head. Police brutality spikes, unemployment spikes, depression spikes and ‘our’ ego driven elected officials don’t seem to care. We need to do a better job of looking out for each other. MusiCares looks after all of us in the music community.”
Check out the cover below and order the limited edition t-shirt here.