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Sudbury-Based Band, Kill The Autocrat to Perform Latest Single 'Longer Than a Lifetime': A Tribute for Jack Layton at the 2012 NDP Leadership Convention at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

(March 22, 2012)

SUDBURY, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 03/22/12 -- As the New Democratic Party prepare to choose Layton's successor at this years NDP Leadership Convention, Sudbury-based band Kill the Autocrat and Timmins-James Bay MP, Charlie Angus have joined forces in a collaboration to commemorate the life and legacy of Layton with the release of KTA's latest single, Longer Than a Lifetime.

"We've been talking about writing an anthem for the movement for sometime," said Angus, a man who's no stranger to the music scene. In fact, Angus was twice nominated for a Juno, and is the founder of the Toronto-based punk band L'etranger and Canadian folk roots band Grievous Angels. "When Jack died, we thought, this song could channel some of his great spirit and optimism."

"Originally the song was supposed to be for the provincial election in Ontario," said KTA vocalist, Micheal O'Brien who goes by the stage name OB. "I had actually spoke to Jack about the song during the Federal election on a campaign stop in Sudbury. In fact, he was actually supposed to perform the harmonica on the song. When Jack passed away, Charlie and I spoke and decided to change the song and re-write it to commemorate him and his legacy."

Longer Than a Lifetime will also be available for purchase through the 6.8.2 Records Inc. website on Friday, March 23, 2012 and will further be released through iTunes on Tuesday, March 27.

About Kill The Autocrat

Kill The Autocrat first came to prominence with their anthem for the United Steelworkers Union of America and has since been performed at rallies all over the world. Their debut album A New World Disorder was released on August 20, 2011 along with their hit single Constant Movement.

Longer Than a Lifetime was recorded at 6.8.2 Studios and along with Charlie Angus will also feature Stephanie Fyfe.

Lynn Johnston
6.8.2 Records Inc.
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