Los Angeles-based ska-punk band The Interrupters have released their sophomore album, Say It Out Loud this week on Hellcat Records. Intimate and openhearted new song “On A Turntable” has also been released, packed with snarling guitar riffs and growling vocals that pays homage to the life-saving power of music.
“‘On a Turntable’ is partly about how whether things are good or bad in your life,” says guitarist Kevin Bivona. “There’s always a song for what you’re going through.”
Say It Out Loud is undeniably fun and urgent in message. And backing their modernized 2-Tone-tinged, guitar-fueled, 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.
Produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong and recorded partly at his studio (as well as at Travis Barker’s Opra Studios), Say It Out Loud is 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.”
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