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- Posted on Sep 15th 2008 12:00PM by John D. Luerssen
"It is sort of a conscious decision," guitarist Dave Keuning tells Spinner of the band's unwillingness to publicly choose a side. "If you stick your neck out there, you risk alienating potential fans. We don't sing about politics so people shouldn't decide whether to listen to us or not based on that. I think we appeal to both Democrats and Republicans. That's not what it's about for us."
"We're an optimistic band and there is always an optimistic theme, but it doesn't pertain to politics," vocalist Brandon Flowers adds. "It's more spiritual. It's not left or right. I'm not really educated enough to make remarks that could sway people. A lot of people who say things probably shouldn't."
Flowers, who called his band's second album ('Sam's Town') the "one of the best albums in the past 20 years, should know.