Interview: Screeching Weasel on new album, Sarah Palin

Ben Weasel likes Sarah Palin. It’s somewhat rare to see a punk musician say they supported anyone that leans away from the political left, but the Screeching Weasel frontman talks in a recent interview about what he likes (and, to be fair, dislikes) about the ex-Governor herself.

“I like Sarah Palin as a public figure though. She’s a great performer who excels at playing the role of the heel, and I love people like that because I do the same thing, albeit on a much smaller scale. I don’t agree with her politically on much, but she drives all the right people bananas.”

In the same interview, Weasel talks about the internal workings of Screeching Weasel, the new album, First World Manifesto, and the state of pop punk today. First World Manifesto, is due out March 15th on Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be touring a little in support of it during the spring. Dates are here.

Read the whole interview here.

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