Brooklyn punks The So So Glos have shared a second track from their upcoming fifth studio album, Kamikaze. Listen to "Dancing Industry" above, via SoundCloud.
The sound is classic NYC punk (think Ramones) but with a modern twist (think The Strokes). The songwriting is really good, too. If you love rock, turn up the volume and you'll probably be feeling good by the end of the track.
Frontman Levi Zaru spoke with Billboard about why the new LP is titled Kamikaze:
Several reasons. The first is that the narrator is telling the story of a society on a self-destructive, suicidal path. While it's the protagonist who takes the wheel and drives, we're all going down together, swinging. We also intended to comment on extremism in the modern world; all forms of extremism, be it nationalistic, religious, political or apathetic. Lastly, the album is called Kamikaze because we want to take back a historically violent word and redefine it in a progressive way. The explosive weapon in our case isn't a bomb or an airplane but one of lyrical and musical expression. The narrator is at the end of his rope shooting off at the mouth. His words are weapons. An underlying theme is the individual expressing a state of mind that is equally destructive to himself and the society he critiques. That being said, every song on the record isn't political or topical. It's also a party drink, Kamikaze.
Kamikaze was recorded with John Reis and mixed by Mike Mogis. It's scheduled to be released on May 13, 2016 via Votiv Music. Earlier this month, the band shared a music video for "A.D.D. Life," which will also be on the new album.
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Source: Votiv SoundCloud