Ska-punk pioneers The Mighty Mighty BossToneS will release their 11th studio record When God Was Great on May 7 via Hellcat Records.
Co-produced by longtime collaborator Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) and Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong, ‘When God Was Great’ is the culmination of their extensive and all-embracing career and sees the band bringing back friends, tour mates, and bandmates from the past for a sonic celebration that stresses the power of perseverance and human connection during tumultuous times.
The album features 15-tracks that initially arose out of a collective sense of loss.
“We were lightly writing songs before the insanity without any sort of timeline in mind,” explains frontman Dicky Barrett.
“All of a sudden, the world changed and benchmark events that we were looking forward to, such as playing with the Madness at the Greek Theatre, were taken away from us.
“With all of this time on our hands, we started writing at a quickened pace and we were really inspired. As grim as everything around us was in the outside world, this was the most fun we ever had making a record.”
The new single off their soon-to-be-released, lockdown-written, album is the brilliant ‘I Don’t Believe In Anything’ Check it out below!
Since their formation in 1983, the BossToneS have been credited as one of the forefathers of ska punk and the creators of its subgenre, ska-core.
With a career spanning over 30-years, Boston’s ‘best-dressed band’ has built and continued to build a devoted following with their unique brass-infused brand of punk rock.
To date they have released ten studio records; Devil’s Night Out (1989), More Noise and Other Disturbances (1992), Don’t Know How to Party (1993), Question the Answers (1994), Let’s Face It (1997), Pay Attention (2000), A Jackknife to a Swan (2002), Pin Points and Gin Joints (2009), The Magic of Youth (2011), and While We’re at It (2018).
WHEN GOD WAS GREAT TRACK LISTING
- M O V E
- I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING
- CERTAIN THINGS
- LONELY BOY
- THE KILLING OF GEORGIE (PART III)
- YOU HAD TO BE THERE
- WHEN GOD WAS GREAT
- WHAT IT TAKES
- LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT
- THE TRUTH HURTS
- IT WENT WELL
- I DON’T WANT TO BE YOU
- THE FINAL PARADE
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