Mission punks Dead to Me
have a new album out on local label Fat Wreck
. Today marks the release of African Elephants,
the six-year-old band's first record without original guitarist Jack. The single-named ax slinger left the fold to start a family, and Dead to Me is now a trio, comprising the other other first-name-basis dudes Chicken (bass/vocals), Ian (drums) and Nathan (guitar).
Check out a very Clash-inspired, upbeat single off African Elephants
, "A Day Without a War."
The song uses a pop punk chorus, gruff vocals, and a warning that we'll "never be safe again" so long as the U.S. is engaged in conflicts, calling on the punk community to use its voice to demand an end to war.
Dead to Me's CD release is this Friday, Nov. 13 at Thee Parkside
with Hüsker Dü's Grant Hart.