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REBUKE // Drop Politically Charged ‘45…not a LP’

Descendants frontman Milo Aukerman has shared his politically focused ukulele project RebUke. Yes, really.

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The announcement comes with the release of three-song single, 45…not a LP, made with ukuleles (a six-string “guitarlele,” a soprano uke, an electric uke, and a bass uke), as well as tabla drums and a cowbell. It was heavily inspired by the current political state of the United States and the outrage and uncertainty that’s intensified in the country over the years. 

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“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,” says Aukerman. “Unfortunately, after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election I find myself virtually unable to write songs about anything else.”

45…not a LP was originally planned to be a Descendants record, but Aukerman felt the tracks were too time-sensitive and needed to come out before the upcoming November election.  

“If you believe, like me, that 45 is not a LP, we ALL need to VOTE to make that a reality,” says Aukerman. “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.”

45…not a LP is available for streaming now. It features singles On You, Hindsight 2020 and Royal Flush (feat. Rotten James Dio).

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