Listen to Timelapzzz's updated political spin on Springsteen's "Born In the U.S.A." - WXPN
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The one plus side to living during an an incredibly politically-charged time and atmosphere is the music that is born out of the chaotic social climate. Take Aaron Joseph’s hazy, electro-pop project, Timelapzzz, for instance, who just released a modern-day cover of Bruce Springsteen’s, “Born In the U.S.A.”

In the cover, the Texan-turned-Philly transplant ruminates on the loaded question: what does it mean to be an American? Though typically misunderstood of as a staple of American patriotism and a Fourth of July firework must-have tune, the original “Born in the U.S.A.” is a charged criticism of the United States’ government and the harmful effects of the Vietnam War.

Timelapzzz’s electro-pop spin on the classic tune amplifies Springsteen’s message, and with all Bandcamp proceeds from the song going to Popular Alliance For Undocumented Workers Rights (PAFUR), adapts it to regard the current debate on immigration.

Listen to the important cover below, and catch Timelapzzz live when he plays Kung Fu Necktie on March 12th. More details are available over at the XPN Concert Calendar.

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