Date: 11/01/2010 Print This Post

Alaskan Rockers Static Cycle’s Statement Regarding Bristol Palin and PETA


In response to the criticism that Bristol Palin has received this week from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) for wearing a Mink fur coat and hat in the music video of Alaskan rock-band Static Cycle for their new single “Inside This World of Mine” frontman Jared Navarre was offended.

“This country was founded by living off the land” he says. “And that tradition continues here in Alaska where many still hunt for food and clothing, fish, clear trees for lumber for houses, and drill oil to run the economy. We chose a fur coat for Bristol as a natural way to help portray her role as ‘mother nature’ – nothing synthetic. A nylon jumpsuit obviously would not have represented Alaska or the role. Bristol is of Alaska Native heritage and it’s culturally insensitive for PETA to come to Alaska and tell us what to wear.”

Regarding PETA Navarre adds, “For those who complain about using animals for food or to stay warm, I would like to challenge their convictions by dropping them off stark naked in the middle of the Alaskan wilderness and see what they do to survive!” 

Rhythmic power alt-rock trio Static Cycle has been burning up the indie music scene in Anchorage, Alaska since 2007, rocking everything from local clubs to the Egan Convention Center. Over the past two years, the band has not only become the biggest band in Alaska, but also a nationally recognized act, touring 14 states in the U.S. (including dates in New YorkBostonDenver and L.A.) and sharing stages with major artists Daughtry, Drowning Pool, SeetherPuddle of MuddEve6Emery and 36 Crazyfists. The band recently brought its explosive mix of rock, hip-hop, R&B, pop and world music to headline the Alaska State Fair, a 12 day event whose lineup includedCollective SoulShinedownKenny RogersLonestar and Boyz II Men.