Descendents Release New Single 'Who We Are' Proceeds Go to ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Southern Poverty Law Center
Today“Who We Are,”was just released from legendary punk band Descendents. Proceeds from the single will go to the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and the Southern Poverty Law Center.
Written in the aftermath of the presidential election, “Who We Are” is a powerful protest song that lashes out against racist, sexist, and anti-immigrant attitudes. With its hopeful message of resistance, the track ultimately calls on listeners to fight fascism and “defend the rights of every woman and man.”
“Who We Are” is available for purchase at iTunes and can be streamed at Spotify
“Who We Are” arrives on the heels of Hypercaffium Spazzinate, the first Descendents album in 12 years and the band’s seventh studio effort since forming in 1978. Released last July, Hypercaffium Spazzinate was hailed as “a comeback album of blistering proportions” by The Line of Best Fit and “all kinetic energy from its first note to its very last” by The A.V. Club. The Guardian, meanwhile, praised Descendents’ “ability to switch seamlessly from bruising hardcore to sunbursts of pop melody.”
Featuring bassist Karl Alvarez, vocalist Milo Aukerman, guitarist Stephen Egerton, and drummer Bill Stevenson, Descendents recently embarked on a headline tour of North America. Tickets are on sale now, with dates scheduled through the end of the year.
DESCENDENTS TOUR DATES:
5/3 Edmonton, AB Union Hall
5/6 Calgary, AB MacEwan Hall
7/21 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
7/22 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium
8/4 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore
8/5 Norfolk, VA The NorVa
8/24 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
8/27 Garden City, ID Revolution Center
9/7 Montreal, QC Metropolis
9/8 Toronto, ON Rebel
9/10 Providence, RI Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
9/22 Houston, TX House of Blues
9/23 Austin, TX Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater
10/6 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
10/7 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre
10/20 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
10/21 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
11/3 Kansas City, MO Uptown Theater
11/4 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Live!
11/17 Cleveland, OH House of Blues
11/18 Grand Rapids, MI 20 Monroe Live
12/1 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live!
12/2 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
12/15 Tempe, AZ The Marquee
12/16 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl