American indie trio Yo La Tengo have told music website Gigwise that their president, ol' Dubya, is “pandering to his extremist base.”
Bassist James McNew told the site:
"I despise our government and I despise how we act in the world but I am not leaving. America is The Ramones and the Velvet Underground.
"Luckily most people are okay with that and they realise that most of the country does not support the views of the people in charge.”
Yo La Tengo's new album, I Am Not Afraid of You and I Will Beat Your Ass, is released through Matador on September 11. It sounds neither like The Ramones nor The Velvet Underground.