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WEDNESDAY JANUARY 9, 2013
BAD RELIGION TO MAKE FIRST EVER APPEARANCE ON JIMMY FALLON
With True North, Bad Religion deliberately revisits and refines the fast melodic Southern California sound they helped to define on albums such as Suffer, No Control and Recipe For Hate. In a world still mired by rampant anti intellectualism, inequality and oppression, the band’s signature brand of sonically charged humanist dissent seems as relevant as ever.
“We went back to our original mission statement of short concise bursts of melody and thought,” co-writer and guitarist Brett Gurewitz explains. “The intent was to record stripped down punk songs without sacrificing any conceptual density.”
Produced by the band and Joe Barresi, True North celebrates the power of cogent punk in the face of personal pain and adversity. It is one of the band’s most emotionally accessible albums to date. Beneath the bristling guitars and surging drums exists one of the most cathartic works of the band’s career. “I think working within certain restrictions took away the mental aspect and let us devote more attention to conveying feeling,” co-writer and guitarist Greg Graffin says. “We all go through pain and the best elements of punk give us hope in those dark times.”
Fans can pre-order True North by going here.
Bad Religion will be playing an rare intimate show in Los Angeles on January 23rd at The Echo. Tickets will go on-sale this Friday, January 11th.
In addition, this past January 8th offered several special album-related opportunities for fans. The song “Vanity” began streaming exclusively on Rdio while an exclusive “Best of Bad Religion” playlist curated by the band launched on XBOX Music. An in-store pre-order for fans that buy the new album at a Trans World shop also kicked-off yesterday that includes an exclusive download of the track “Crisis Time”.
Check out the single "True North" here.