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- Explosions in the Sky
As it turned out, they didn't. The band responded today to a Tweet by Alibi Pierce, a writer and curator for The Stoner's Journal, that they were "absolutely not okay with it":
@AlibiPierce we are absolutely not okay with it. Those are two people we don't like very much. We'll get to the bottom of this. Thanks.— ExplosionsInTheSky (@EITS) February 24, 2016
"Temporary Residence and Explosions In The Sky issued an immediate takedown of the Ted Cruz campaign video, as it violates the artist and label's copyrights. No attempt was made by Ted Cruz's campaign to seek permission to use this song. All uses of Explosions In The Sky's music in Ted Cruz's campaign are illegal and in direct violation of U.S. Copyright law."Maybe Explosions in the Sky should collectively run for president? Their record shows they can get things done. I'd vote for 'em.
And if we can't get them to run for the White House, then maybe we could start at least start a campaign for a San Antonio tour date to go with their new album.