Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in Queens, New York this past Saturday, October 19. During the event, he played Sheer Mag’s “Expect the Bayonet,” journalist Liz Pelly reports and Sanders’ communications director confirmed to Pitchfork.
When reached by Pitchfork, representatives for Sheer Mag shared the following statement from the band:
It was great to hear that Bernie played “Expect the Bayonet” at his
rally in Queens this weekend. Everyone in Sheer Mag supported Sanders
in 2016 and we believe that he is the best hope in generations for the
left and the only viable candidate to beat Trump in 2020.
“Expect the Bayonet” appeared on Sheer Mag’s 2017 debut Need to Feel Your Love. The Philadelphia band released their sophomore album A Distant Call earlier this year. Revisit “Expect the Bayonet” below.