Snapped Ankles have taken on The Fugs’ counterculture anthem and updated it for the Edward Snowden generation.

From the forest floor: “Having unearthed The Fugs’ ‘CIA Man’ some years before, we were shocked to discover a newer, more sinister agency had taken over from the diatribe’s protagonist, so we updated Tuli Kupferberg’s list of ills…

Of course every time the song is now mentioned online, a blip of data triggers a filter that enters a file that rings a bell in a bunker deep under a mountain in Pennsylvania. So now the forest is full of agents looking for us, and we are taping up our microphones and cameras and walking backwards through our own footprints to shake them off…”

Snapped Ankles live:

23 March Tremor Festival, Azores, PORTUGAL

4 April Ghost Notes, LONDON (w/Capitol K)

6 April Le Vecteur, Charleroi, BELGIUM

7 April This Is Psychedelia, Kent, UK

10 April Night & Day, Manchester, UK

4 May Desertfest, London, UK

25 May Raw Power Festival, London, UK

26 May London Calling Festival, Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS

22 July Bluedot Festival, Cheshire, UK

18 August Green Man Festival, Brecon Beacons, UK

24 August Sea Change Festival, Devon, UK

1 September End Of The Road Festival, Dorset, UK

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