Politics

Silversun Pickups Stop Mitt Romney From Using Their Song

| by Michael Allen

The rock group Silversun Pickups is objecting to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign using their song 'Panic Switch.'

WRCB-TV reports that the Silversun Pickups' attorney sent a cease and desist letter to Romney's campaign on Wednesday.

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According to a press release by Silversun Pickups lead singer Brian Aubert, the band "has no intention of endorsing the Romney campaign."

"We don't like people going behind our backs, using our music without asking, and we don't like the Romney campaign. We're nice, approachable people. We won't bite. Unless you're Mitt Romney!"

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"We were very close to just letting this go because the irony was too good. While he is inadvertently playing a song that describes his whole campaign, we doubt that 'Panic Switch' really sends the message he intends."

Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said the tune was accidentally played: "As anyone who attends Gov. Romney's events knows, this is not a song we would have played intentionally. That said, it was covered under the campaign's regular blanket license, but we will not play it again."