For fans of Ducky Boys and Old 97s, Boston punkers, Art Thieves premier a passionate new anthem for the next generation of brick throwers. Here is a near-month-early exclusive of “The Untouchables” off the new album Russian Rats which releases September 14, 2018 on State Line Records, home to Ducky Boys. You can pre-order Russian Rats here.
“The Untouchables” is a call to action in resolve, and a plea for justice for those who deserve it. A working-class mantra for anyone fed up with patriarchal discrimination and subsequent exploitation of not only our mothers and sisters but the subservient masses as a whole, “Middle fingers up. Let’s fuck this government the way they fucked us up. This generation is untouchable.” Go ahead and sing along with the hook… Gen X’ers in the back, included. We get the feeling this songs’s meant for all the punks, with its intimate, small-venue quality, and the welcoming atmosphere of a smoke-stained old bar-room. Slap it on the jukebox and crank it up!
Of the new record the band says, “This moment feels important, and important moments should have a soundtrack. A good one, though. One that sounds like some good punk shit that couldn’t quite crack the mainstream in the 80’s.” Russian Rats will be Art Thieves’ first release since their 2015 debut, For Free!, which, impressive in it’s own right is streaming here with a few other teaser tracks off the new LP, and sounds as if the band has honed their sound quite a bit. No longer relying on the extra instrumentation of the saxophone and organ present on their last album, the songs of Russian Rats gravitate towards a more broken down rock and roll texture of grinding bass lines and pick slides taking preference over tracks laden down with layers on top of layers, good for grabbing your friend in a headlock and trodding around, fists raised up, in a sea of bodies.
Hear “The Untouchables” here first, below.
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