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Coheed and Cambria Sing Mitch McConnell’s Obstructionist Statements, Claudio Sanchez Announces Children’s Book

As turmoil runs rampant in Washington D.C., Coheed and Cambria have written an acoustic song based off comments made by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. The Republican has insisted that they will not confirm the Supreme Court nominee President Obama chooses to elect to replace the late and heavily right-leaning Antonin Scalia.

In the video above [via Funny or Die], Coheed exclusively use quotes McConnell has made to various news outlets, defending his stance. “The right-of-center world does not want this vacancy filled by this president” is the first line delivered by Sanchez, followed by, “Lame duck president.” The song is peppered with other bull-headed statements made by the politician as they prepare for an ugly standoff that could last until 2017.

This isn’t the first time Coheed and Cambria have been inspired by politics to create a humorous clip. They previously teamed up with Funny or Die to record a song made up of late justice Scalia’s dissenting decisions. You can watch that here.

In other Coheed news, while speaking with the Nerdist, vocalist Claudio Sanchez revealed the band has already began thinking about their next record, stating, “We’ve got these ideas for new records that will continue The Amory Wars [Coheed and Cambria comic book series] mythos. We’ve also come up with some other strange ideas that we might exorcise — I’m not sure just yet. They’re very premature, we just thought about them yesterday actually.”

Detailing his other creative endeavors, he discussed a children’s story he has written, saying, “Right now for me, it’s really about doing the comic books. I wrote a children’s story that I think is going to get released in the fall. It’s called Kid Crazy and the Kilowatt King. It’s basically about this kid that teaches this greedy king the value of the word ‘please.'”

Coheed and Cambria’s latest album, The Color Before the Sun, was released in October of 2015 and landed at No. 10 on the Billboard 200 charts.

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