Los Angeles-based ska-punk band The Interrupters will release their sophomore album, Say It Out Loud, on June 24th via Hellcat Records. Say It Out Loud is undeniably fun and urgent in message. And backing their modernized 2-Tone-tinged, guitar-fuelled, melody-heavy sound are lyrics that confront everything from social control and self-empowerment to domestic violence and the media circus surrounding the next presidential election. True to The Interrupters’ unabandoned passion and personal-meets-political dynamic, the first song shared from the album is “By My Side”, a fist-pumping, tender tribute to outcast solidarity.
Since the release of their 2014 self-titled debut, The Interrupters have split their time between touring with the likes of The English Beat and Bad Religion and cranking out new material that shows off their irrepressible sensibility. So when the time came to record their sophomore album Say It Out Loud, the four-piece hit the studio with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and fired off 14 new songs that both capture their frenetic energy and reveal a whole new level of boldness in their songwriting.
“Over the past couple years we got to know ourselves so much better as a band, and that gave us a lot of room to really grow on this album,” notes front-woman Aimee Interrupter, whose band mates include guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, and drummer Jesse Bivona.
Produced by Armstrong and recorded partly at his studio (as well as at Travis Barker’s Opra Studios), Say It Out Loud are a batch of feel-good songs proving The Interrupters’ unstoppably upbeat spirit. The Interrupters have forged a formidable bond that deeply informs their music. “Loyalty, family, friendship, and unity—with upstrokes,” says Kevin. “That pretty much sums up The Interrupters and what we are all about.”
The Interrupters are on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long, staring in Dallas, TX on June 24 through August 13 in Portland, Oregon.
Say It Out Loud Track Listing:
01. By My Side
02. She Got Arrested
04. On A Turntable
05. The Prosecutor
07. Phantom City (feat Tim Timebomb)
08. Media Sensation
09. You’re Gonna Find A Way Out
10. Divide Us
11. The Valley
12. Good Things
13. Jenny Drinks