Dropkick Murphys have announced a new album, Turn Up That Dial
Massachusetts punk mob Dropkick Murphys have just announced details of their 10th studio album, Turn Up That Dial.
The band’s new Ted Hutt-produced effort is due out on April 30 via Born & Bred Records, with founder and co-lead vocalist Ken Casey explaining, “On this record, the overall theme is the importance of music, and the bands that made us who we are. We just hope [the album] takes people’s minds off their troubles.
“We’re so fortunate and grateful to be in the position to share a little happiness in our own way. Our gratitude levels are off the chart. Twenty-five years ago, somebody bet me 30 bucks I couldn’t form a band with three weeks’ notice to open for his band. As kids, we’d never been out of New England and here we are – we’ve made 10 records and have been all over the globe. If there’s a message to this album, it’s, ‘Put your fist up and play it loud.’ ”
He adds: “We’ve all done plenty of lamenting, so the main goal was to keep this fun. The darker the times got, the harder we fought to uplift with this music. Whatever we’re potentially giving to fans, trust me, they’re giving it to us tenfold. Now, turn up that fucking dial.”
Stream new single Middle Finger (“Thinking of my younger days, I made things a lot harder for myself than they needed to be – and still pay for some of those mistakes now…” reflects Ken of the track) below, and stay tuned for Dropkick Murphys’ St. Patrick’s Day stream on March 17.
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