New Wave aficionados, Ivanka Trump haters, and fans of punk bands that are certainly NOT secret Green Day side projects, rejoice! Synthpunk sextet, The Network, is back, back with their first new music since 2003, a high-energy diss track aimed at the reigning first daughter of the United States, Ivanka Trump. "Ivankkka Is A Nazi" is their Ramones-esque punk rock single, garnering comparisons to 1977's "Sheena is a Punk Rocker,"
"Ivanka is a Nazi, she's in the KKK," Fink, the band's frontman who is definitely NOT Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, sings amid a distorted VHS-inspired backdrop. "She's got a Gucci swastika and loves the NRA, Ivanka is a Nazi, a white supremacist, She says that she is kosher, but we know she's a bigot, She is a Nazi, She is a Fascist, she's a Nazi."
Since the release of the song, which has garnered more than 123,000 views on YouTube, The Network has invoked a few guerrilla marketing tactics in promoting "Ivankkka Is A Nazi" as well as their other new music, with Fink Taking over Armstrong's personal instagram account ...
Wow, Green Day really needs to amp up their cybersecurity. Despite the band's adamant denial that they are NOT The Network, there is still reason to believe the two are connected. In 2013, Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt confirming to Rolling Stone that they were behind the elusive group, as well as the band the Foxboro Hot Tubs, when discussing some of Armstrong's personal struggles in the early 2010s. That said, it should also be noted that more recently, Dirnt took to instagram to promote the upcoming EP, and deny rumors the two bands are connected.
"If you still think this is @greenday you probably think the earth is Flat!!!" he wrote alongside Trans Am's cover art. "or is it ... Hell I don't know anymore!"