Two weeks after announcing their new album Rats in the Burlap, Celtic punk veterans The Real McKenzies have finally given us a taste of what’s tom come, premiering a new track titled “Who’d a Thought.” Here’s what frontman Paul McKenzie had to say about the song, which can be heard below:
“The Real McKenzies wrote ‘Who’d a Thought’ for the political/social climate that people just like you and I are facing today and, even more so, in the future. One of my favorite all-time bands, the MC5, were the ones who first awakened political awareness within me at a very early age. That was back when tha ‘boil’ was already infected, but just coming to a head. Now that the ‘boil’ has burst, who is expected to clean it up? Who’d a thought? Know your opponent. Here’s to the MC5 and to the awakening of all individuals in terms of worldwide political awareness. Don’t be caught with your kilt up.”
Rats in the Burlap is set to be released on April 7th through Fat Wreck Chords, serving as a follow-up to 2012’s Westwinds. The band will be touring in support of the album from early March through the end of May.
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