The Bay Area band Mr. Bungle has unveiled a cover of The Exploited’s politically-charged single, “USA,” via Ipecac Recordings. The new song marks the band’s first new music since 1999.

Currently composed of original members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton and Trey Spruance, plus Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, ex-Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), the group will donate 100% of the song and limited edition t-shirt’s proceeds to the MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, through the 4th of July.

Spruance notes, “Doesn’t matter what part of the political spectrum you are on, everyone at some point has said ‘Fuck the USA.’ The closest thing we have to a universal sentiment.”

Ipecac Recordings co-owner Greg Werckman adds, “This is a song that resonates and speaks to the country that Ipecac calls home. Over 100,000 US citizens are dead from the pandemic. At the same time protective masks have turned into a political football and no one has a grasp on testing. Racism continues to rear its ugly head. Police brutality spikes, unemployment spikes, depression spikes and ‘our’ ego-driven elected officials don’t seem to care. We need to do a better job of looking out for each other. MusiCares looks after all of us in the music community.”

Artwork for “USA” by Mr. Bungle

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