It's been 16 years since alternative rock band Violent Femmes have released a full-length studio album of new songs, but that's about to change! Above, you can listen to "Memory," the band's first single from their upcoming album, We Can Do Anything.
Guitarist Gordon Gano spoke with NPR about the song's history:
We even recorded it as a demo many years ago... And then it was forgotten about until digging into [our] archives, which led us to record it anew and release it.
Longtime fans will immediately recognize the band's signature sound, as acoustic strumming and melodic riffs supplement Gano's catchy and unique vocal delivery. "Memory" feels like a familiar song from the band's early days, which fans will enjoy. Hopefully, the rest of the album will retain some of that older energy, with a fresh sound.
We Can Do Anything will be the Violent Femmes first new LP since 2000's Freak Magnet. It's set for a March 4, 2016 release. Pick it up on Amazon.
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