This started as a piece comparing the musicians supporting Bernie Sanders to the ones siding with Joe Biden. But that idea hit a snag while I was researching. It turns out Bernie’s attracting all the cool musicians. Unless you count Cher for Biden, but she said herself she’s a “rich man,” so her endorsement isn’t that much of a surprise.
Sanders is promising an America that’s student loan and medical debt-free, has Medicare for All and a higher minimum wage— all things artists desperately need. It’s no surprise some of the coolest bands from the underground music scene, like Oh Sees and The Black Angels, are in Bernie’s corner.
Though the list includes indie superstars like The Strokes and Vampire Weekend, it’s also bursting with lesser-known but beloved indie groups like Vundabar and Grapetooth.
You can see many of these D.I.Y. musicians tweeting about their support, playing benefit shows or even releasing albums in support of Sanders’ campaign like Bernie Speaks featuring artists like Jay Som and Wild Pink.
Check out the long list of musicians endorsing Bernie below and click play on the Spotify playlist at the bottom.