San Francisco punk rockers Western Addiction have released a brand new three song 7-inch, on Fat Wreck Chords filled with aggressive chords and authoritative lyrics.
The bandâ€™s first release since 2015, Iâ€™m Not the Man That I Thought Iâ€™d Be, features two equally brand new singles, â€œCold-Hearted Maceration,â€ and â€œClatter and Hiss.â€
â€œClatter and Hissâ€ is a demo of a song that will appear on their forthcoming album. The track also marks the first appearance of bassist Tony Teixeira.
The title song originally appeared on the bandâ€™s limited edition 10-inch at FEST in 2014. The band teamed up with Revolver to premiere the track last November. Vocalist Jason Hall told the magazine that he was initially nervous to share the title track with the band.
â€œItâ€™s very â€˜rockâ€™ and we are definitely not a â€˜rockâ€™ band. Itâ€™s a duet, which is somewhat odd for our style of band but Iâ€™ve had this vision for how the song should sound for quite some time and I really wanted a female vocalist to record with us,â€ explained Hall. â€œOur friend Dara from Serpent Crown sang the second verse. Sheâ€™s a metal vocalist so it made it even cooler.â€
According to the interview, the song is about how life never really turns out how you imagined, for both men and women, and sometimes you just feel â€˜averageâ€™ despite your best efforts.
â€œItâ€™s like saying you are going to do something tomorrow, but you just never do it and one day you are too old and your window has passed. Sorry, thatâ€™s depressing, but the rock will make you feel good,â€ Hall said.
Western Addiction will kick off their European tour with Lagwagon and The Flatliners next week. They will also be playing a show with OFF! and punk Gods Bad Religion in April.
Check out the dates below.
03/13/15 Madrid, Spain at Sala Aqualung w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/14/15 Bilbao, Spain at Sala Santana 27 w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/15/15 Barcelona, Spain at Sala Apollo w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/17/15 Tolouse, France at Connexion w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/18/15 Lyon, France at Jack,Jack w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/19/15 Cognac, France at West Rock w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/21/15 La Harve, France at Le Tetris w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/22/15 Paris, France at Petit Bain w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/23/15 London, UK at O2 Academy Islington w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/24/15 Bristol, UK at Bierkeller w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/25/15 Manchester, UK at Club Academy w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/26/15 Portsmouth, UK at Wedgewood Arms w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/27/15 Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/28/15 Dortmund, Germany at FZW w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/29/15 Hanover , Germany at Bei Chez Heinz w/ The Flatliners
03/30/15 Berlin, Germany at SO36 w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
03/31/15 Leipzig, Germany at Connie Island w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
04/01/15 Ljubljana, Slovenia at Kinko Siska w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
04/02/15 Milan, Italy at Fabrigue area 1 w/ Lagwagon, The Flatliners
04/03/15 Livorno, Italy at Cage Thearte w/ Lagwagon
04/04/15 Pinarella, Italy at Rock Planet w/ Lagwagon
04/05/15 Lindau, Germany at Club Vauderville w/ Lagwagon
w/ Bad Religion and OFF!
4/20/15 San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom