Modern Orthodox punk band The Groggers are known for tangling with controversial issues. From their first viral video hit, “Get,” to one of their latest, “Jewcan Sam (A Nose Job Love Song)” about, well, getting a nose job, the band has drawn equal measures of enthusiasm and scorn.
Last May, Groggers front man L.E. Staiman announced the group’s hiatus and a forthcoming move to Los Angeles to pursue a solo career. It seemed as though the band would not be heard from for some time.
Then, Mindy Meyer’s New York State Senate campaign happened. On Thursday, The Groggers released a new video, “Mindy.” Naturally, it’s a love song.
The video shows Staiman singing as clips from Meyer’s website, YouTube clips(including the Forward’s own), and an American flag appear behind him. It includes a screenshot of the comments on one of Meyer’s YouTube clips, where one fan writes, “She’s so beautiful” while another says, “I mean, honestly. She’s an idiot.” A third begins their comment with, “Mass suicide. Only solution…”
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