Illustration for article titled Just Bernie Sanders thanking all the good bands that play his rallies

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One of many coolest issues about supporting Bernie Sanders for president—apart, after all, from advocating without cost healthcare and infuriating wealthy assholes—is that his rallies function good bands as an alternative of three Doorways Down. However, in contrast to Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton, who in attempting to look hip and relatable solely additional emphasised their disconnect from actuality, Bernie by no means panders. He doesn’t fake to know who these 22-year-olds with guitars are. He doesn’t “again that azz up” onstage with them. He is aware of solely that the group likes them they usually help him. He thanks them, courteously and professionally, which is, to be trustworthy, all an opener actually needs from a headliner.

And since so a lot of Bernie’s supporters know what it’s prefer to toil with out acknowledgement, they’ve begun to take nice pleasure in isolating clips of the presidential hopeful thanking these musical acts in his thick Brooklyn accent.. The emphasis, nevertheless, isn’t on the large bands which have rallied for him—Vampire Weekend, The Strokes, Run The Jewels, Bon Iver—however somewhat the good lineup of burgeoning indie outfits with primarily youthful fanbases and the occasional ridiculous title.

This phenomenon started final month when Bernie thanked “the Ratboys”—their new album is excellent, by the way—and has continued with clips of Bernie providing his appreciation to acts like Soccer Mommy, Joyce Manor, Lucy Dacus, Pet Symmetry, and, maybe most amusingly, the Kitty Kat Fan Membership.

Bernie is so earnest and dutiful in his thank yous that we are able to forgive him for calling Sparta “Sparter.”

Sure, this presidential race is a nightmare and the stakes are absurdly excessive and Joe Biden is out there malfunctioning, however the tunes are nonetheless good. As such, we determined to throw collectively a playlist of songs we like by acts we like which have performed 2020 Bernie rallies. This playlist is by no means complete, after all, however we hope you prefer it anyway.

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