Propagandhi have emerged from their underground bunker with new material as Lambgoat.com premieres their new single "Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report)." In anticipation of the September 4th Epitaph release Failed Sates and after the debut of the band's first song and title track, the new single has already become a fan favorite.
Failed States willfully careens between brazen metallic tendencies and the ragged punk rock roots of Propagandhi's earlier work, further raising the lyrical and musical bar set by their critically-acclaimed 2009 release, Supporting Cast(e).
"I would say Failed States is a little less 'modern' sounding than Supporting Cast(e) in terms of sonics, " says Chris Hannah. "It's probably a more accurate portrayal of what we sound like in our jam space....it sometimes feels like we haven't had a record that genuinely sounds like us playing in a room together since the mid-90s. I felt more surprised--in a good sense-- by Failed States when it was done than I did about Supporting Cast(e)."
The result is one of the band's most forward thinking and musically varied albums to date. Failed Statess is not simply proof of Propagandhi's continued dedication to pushing their musical boundaries, but an evocative (and provocative) meditation on human nature, meaning and life under an expanding, planet-wide technocracy. Ranging from dynamic, progressive rock of "Note To Self" to the accelerated heaviness of "Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report)" and blazing thrash cuts like "Hadron Collision" and "Things I Like," Propagandhi has created a truly monumental sixth album.
Fans can pre-order Failed States now at The Epitaph Store. Additionally, Propagandhi will kick off a North American tour in September with support from Comback Kid. Dates are listed below.
Stay tuned to www.propagandhi.com and www.epitaph.com to hear new music from Failed States and for news about Propagandhi!