New York rock act TV On The Radio has posted a new song, “Dry Drunk Emperor,” on the Web site of its label, Touch & Go Records. The track makes no bones about its frustration with President Bush and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq via such lines as: “Did you buy the bull they sold you / that the bullets and the bombs / and all the strong arms / would bring home security?”
“In the absence of a true leader, we must not forget that we are still together,” the band writes on the site. “Hearts are sick; minds must change. It is our hope that this song inspires, comforts, fosters courage and reminds us [that] this darkness cannot last if we work together.”
According to a spokesperson, TV On The Radio is putting the finishing touches on its next album, which will be released early next year. The group will also support Franz Ferdinand during its October North American tour.