DC’s Kill Lincoln Debut New ‘Quarantine Dance Party’ Video For New Track “Ignorance Is Bliss”
From Upcoming Album ‘Can’t Complain’
First New Full_Length in 7 Years To Be Released Worldwide On August 7th
“They have a ’90s-inspired sound that blends the melodic hardcore-indebted ska-punk of The Suicide Machines with the bright, catchy horn lines of bands like Less Than Jake and Slapstick. They do a lot of justice to that kind of music, and this new song sounds as fresh today as those bands sounded 25 years ago.”- *Brooklynvegan*
DC ska-punks KILL LINCOLN will release ‘Can’t Complain’ their long-awaited new album ‘Can’t Complain’ on August 7th.
The new track “Ignorance Is Bliss” follows on the heels of the track “Confession Obsession” which served as the album’s first single.
Stream “Ignorance Is Bliss” here:
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Sosinski tells Brooklynvegan: “I always pictured the video for “Ignorance Is Bliss’ being a giant dance party with all our friends… but because of quarantine our options for getting together and filming were obviously a bit limited. We wanted to make sure if we filmed ourselves it didn’t look like every other quarantine video, so we tried recording ourselves dancing and singing to the song at half speed… which was WAY harder than it seemed with such a fast song. Either way the, the raw results had us laughing our asses off so we knew the idea would stick. We had a blast making this video, and can’t wait for the inevitable dance party the next time we get to play the song live.”
KILL LINCOLN blends no-bullshit ska-punk with addictive rock anthems, throwing in the energy of a basement hardcore show for good measure. Their recklessly fun punk ethics collide with quality musicianship, sounding like the bastard son of Kid Dynamite and Streetlight Manifesto.
If you’re not circle-pitting then you’re probably screaming along, and humming the horn lines while you’re nursing your hangover the next day. Mixing in elements of hardcore, skate punk, and pop-punk, there’s something for everyone…as long as everyone likes it fast and fun.
‘Can’t Complain’ vinyl and merch bundle pre-orders are available at:
2020 has undoubtedly been a tough year for most artists and musicians… with one small consolation. For whatever reason, it’s officially OK to like ska-punk again… much thanks to bands like KILL LINCOLN.
Since 2009 KILL LINCOLN has been turning the ska-punk scene on its head. They’ve studied the playbook from bands like Less Than Jake and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but have ripped the pages out and re-written them with fresh grit, perspective, and enough energy to make even the most jaded hardcore kid jump in the pit. Combining ska, skate punk, and the reckless style of hardcore their hometown of Washington DC is known for, a KILL LINCOLN show is a non-stop assault of sing-alongs, stage dives, and circle pits. Remember when you were 16 and you would leave every show soaked with sweat? KILL LINCOLN is here to make you be that person again.
Through years of touring throughout the US, Canada, and Japan, the band has developed somewhat of a cult following; die-hard fans who flood dance-floors and comment sections alike, hailing the much-debated “4th wave” of ska. Combine that with multiple national and international festival dates (including 6 appearances at The Fest in Gainesville FL), and years of providing direct support for scene veterans like The Pietasters, Reel Big Fish, & Big D & The Kids Table, and you can see why KILL LINCOLN is poised to open the next chapter in the annals of the genre.
‘Can’t Complain’ marks the band’s first release since 2015’s ‘Good Riddance to Good Advice’, and truly their most complete and reflective effort. It distills everything you love about the band into a sweat-inducing 30-minute dance party; powerful horn lines that get stuck in your head, thoughtful lyrics that grab at your heart, and the speed and energy you’ve come to recognize from any Kill Lincoln show. Recorded at District Recording in San Jose CA with engineer Ryan Perras (The Atom Age), the record perfectly captures the band’s live sound and energy, with plenty of rock & roll power for good measure. “These are hands down the most fun, challenging, and complete songs we’ve ever written” says vocalist / guitarist Mike Sosinski. “It’s the most Kill Lincoln thing you’ll ever hear, but also something fresh and different I don’t think fans of the band or the genre have experienced yet”.
‘Can’t Complain’ is out August 7 2020 on Bad Time Records in the US, 1138 Records in Japan, Pookout Records in the UK, and all major streaming platforms.