On the heels of an upcoming European tour, Canadian rock quad The Flatliners have released the nostalgic 7-inch Resuscitation of the Year on the San Francisco-based punk label, Fat Wreck Chords.
The double A-sideâ€™s title track, â€œResuscitation Of The Year,â€ was originally featured as the opening number on their 2013 full-length album, Dead Language.
The record also includes a previously unreleased track from the Dead Language sessions, “Fangs.” The Flatlinersâ€™ singer Chris Cresswell said the band struggled with the decision to hold the track from their fourth studio album, which was nominated for the Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year at the Canadian Juno Awards last year. Â
â€œIt took us almost 2 weeks to decide the fate of â€œFangsâ€ back in 2013. Should we keep it on the record? Should we save it for something else? It was without a doubt the toughest call to make overall surrounding Dead Language,â€ Cresswell said in a statement. â€œAnd now for your listening pleasure, itâ€™s yours. Loud and gnarly, so crank it up and bang your head.â€
â€œFangs,â€ could have easily been a title track; itâ€™s unapologetic, brazen sound is clearly reminiscent of Dead Languageâ€™s power. On â€œResuscitation,â€ Cresswell commands audience to head his cry: â€œCause the skies of mine are clear / And for that I’m forever in your debt, my dear friends / I’m coming back to life again.â€ The blood pumping 7-inch combines fast-paced drumming, powerful guitar riffs and introspective story telling to achieve melodic punk rock perfection.
The band worked with Grey Days to produce the artwork for the double record cover 7-inch.
â€œTo us, this release is equal parts â€œResuscitation of the Yearâ€ and â€œFangs,â€ so we wanted to showcase that through the art. Feast your eyes. Feast your ears. Feast your brain,â€ Cresswell said.
The Flatliners will begin touring with Lagwagon and Western Addiction next week. Check out the dates below.
03/13/15 Madrid, Spain at Sala Aqualung w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/14/15 Bilbao, Spain at Sala Santana 27 w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/15/15 Barcelona, Spain at Sala Apollo w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/17/15 Tolouse, France at Connexion w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/18/15 Lyon, France at Jack,Jack w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/19/15 Cognac, France at West Rock w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/21/15 La Harve, France at Le Tetris w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/22/15 Paris, France at Petit Bain w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/23/15 London, UK at O2 Academy Islington w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/24/15 Bristol, UK at Bierkeller w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/25/15 Manchester, UK at Club Academy w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/26/15 Portsmouth, UK at Wedgewood Arms w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/27/15 Amsterdam, Netherlands at Melkweg w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/28/15 Dortmund, Germany at FZW w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/29/15 Hanover , Germany at Bei Chez Heinz w/ Western Addiction
03/30/15 Berlin, Germany at SO36 w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
03/31/15 Leipzig, Germany at Connie Island w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
04/01/15 Ljubljana, Slovenia at Kinko Siska w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction
04/02/15 Milan, Italy at Fabrigue area 1 w/ Lagwagon, Western Addiction