Dropkick Murphys have announced a new album called This Machine Still Kills Fascists.
The title, which references folk legend Woody Guthrie‘s famous motto, consists of new songs recorded using unused lyrics that Guthrie had written. The album was recorded with the blessing of Woody’s daughter Nora Guthrie, who provided and curated the lyrics for Dropkick to use.
“I collected lyrics on all kinds of topics…lyrics that seemed to be needed to be said — or screamed — today,” Nora says. “[Dropkick vocalist/bassist] Ken Casey is a master at understanding Woody’s lyrics, which can be complicated, long, deadly serious, or totally ridiculous. DKM is capable of delivering them all.”
“The project has been a long time in the making,” Casey adds. “Nora Guthrie thought her father would’ve got a kick out of us, would’ve liked us, that we were somewhat kindred spirits so to speak, which to us was a huge honor.”
Dropkick Murphys have previously covered Woody and used his lyrics before, perhaps most famously in their song “I’m Shipping Up to Boston.”
This Machine Still Kills Fascists will be released September 30. Lead single “Two 6’s Upside Down” will premiere July 6.
Dropkick Murphys will support This Machine Still Kills Fascists on a U.S. tour this fall, bringing their normally raucous live show to seated theaters to perform the new album in full. Tickets for the outing, which launches October 20 in Concord, New Hampshire, go on sale this Friday, June 24.
For the full list of dates and all ticket info, visit DropkickMurphys.com.
Here’s the This Machine Still Kills Fascists track list:
“Two 6’s Upside Down”
“All You Fonies”
“Never Git Drunk No More” feat. Nikki Lane
“Ten Times More”
“The Last One” feat. Evan Felker of Turnpike Troubadours
“Waters Are A’risin”
“Where Trouble Is At”
“Dig a Hole” feat. Woody Guthrie
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