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The Armed announce new album, premiere ALL FUTURES single and live video

The Armed’s upcoming record ULTRAPOP is a joyous, genderless, post-nihilist, anti-punk, razor-focused take on creating the most intense listener experience possible”.

Michigan hardcore punk mob The Armed have confirmed their upcoming fourth album – the follow-up to 2018’s Only Love – and released a new single.

The collective will be unveiling the full record, which goes by the awesome name ULTRAPOP, on April 16 via Sargent House, with lead single ALL FUTURES out now with an accompanying live music video. 

Band member and album co-producer Dan Greene (alongside Ben Chisholm) explains of ULTRAPOP: Crafting vital art means presenting the audience with new and intriguing tensions – sonically, visually, conceptually. Over time and through use, those tensions become less novel and effective – and they become expectations.

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The concept of subgenre’ becomes almost the antithesis of vitality in art – itself a fetishisation of expectation. ULTRAPOP seeks, in earnest, to create a truly new listener experience. It is an open rebellion against the culture of expectation in heavy’ music. It is a joyous, genderless, post-nihilist, anti-punk, razor-focused take on creating the most intense listener experience possible. It’s the harshest, most beautiful, most hideous thing we could make.”

Watch the video for ALL FUTURES below:

Catch The Armed at the following European tour dates this year:

October

9 Bristol Exchange
10 Birmingham Dead Wax
11 Dublin Whelan’s
12 Manchester YES
13 Glasgow Nice N Sleazy
14 Leeds Boom
15 London Moth Club
16 Brighton Green Door Store
18 Antwerp TRIX
19 Reims La Cartonnerie
20 Lorient L’Hydrophone
21 Nantes Stereolux
22 Rouen Le 106
23 Paris La Boule Noire

The Armed European tour poster 2021
Posted on February 4th 2021, 5:43p.m.
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