Descendents' Milo Aukerman Proves Ukuleles Can Be Punk as Fuck
Stream his newly released anti-Trump effort '45… Not a LP'
Published Oct 07, 2020Descendents' Milo Aukerman is getting political, and his weapon of choice? A ukulele. Yes, the punk hero has picked up the traditionally chill instrument to unload a string of anti-Trump songs as RebUke (get it?).
Aukerman has released three tracks on his new 45… Not a LP, which puts the current American political climate in the crosshairs. Apparently, the songs were originally written for the next Descendents album, but Aukerman decided that they needed to get out there into the world before the U.S. election in November.
"I've spent most of my punk rock life avoiding the temptation to write political songs; it always seemed like politics is the obvious go-to subject of punk and thus not of interest to me," Aukerman said in a statement. "Unfortunately, after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election I find myself virtually unable to write songs about anything else."
He continued: "If you believe, like me, that 45 is not a LP, we all need to vote to make that a reality. Only then can we hope to see a return to sanity, a turning of the page. These songs are my personal attempts to turn the page on our national nightmare… if only I could will it through music."
Down below, you can stream 45… Not a LP, as well as pre-order the physical 7-inch release via Fat Wreck Chords. The vinyl version will arrive on November 18.