The much-anticipated new album from Strung Out finally has a title and a release date. It is called Songs of Armor and Devotion and will be released by Fat Wreck Chords on August 9, 2019. The album can be pre-ordered here.
Singer Jason Cruz says of the album, “Some songs can be armor: they can repel and they can guard you,” explains Cruz. “And they can also bring you comfort and speak of love and belonging to something. To be a good and gentle person, you have to put up a little bit of armor, but that armor never works, because you’re so caring and sensitive and vulnerable that your heart is going to be displayed on that armor anyway. There are so many thoughts and feelings in my head that I just opened up and let it go so I could explore the duality of having to defend and protect what’s inside, and at the same time make it available for the world.”
Check out “Daggers” below for the first taste of what is to come from this quintessential punk band.