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IDLES - Stream the New Album

Joy as an Act of Resistance Out Now via Partisan

Aug 31, 2018 IDLES Bookmark and Share

British political punks IDLES released a new album, Joy as an Act of Resistance, today via Partisan. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are the band’s upcoming tour dates.

Singer Joe Talbot had this to say about the album in a previous press release: “This album is an attempt to be vulnerable to our audience and to encourage vulnerability; a brave naked smile in this shitty new world. We have stripped back the songs and lyrics to our bare flesh to allow each other to breathe, to celebrate our differences, and act as an ode to communities and the individuals that forge them. Because without our community, we’d be nothing.”

Read our rave review of Joy as an Act of Resistance, which we posted today.

Previously we posted the video for the album’s “Great.” A press release described the song as “a pro-immigration black comedy…as well as a scathing confrontation of the Brexit/Trump era.” Talbot had this to say about the song in the press release: “Let us go forward with open minds and open hearts into that fuck off fire we’ve started. No blame, no hate. Just love.”

IDLES North American Tour Dates:

Sep 14 - Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
Sep 16 - Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
Sep 17 - Toronto, ON - Lee’s Palace
Sep 18 - Montreal, QC - Theatre Fairmount
Sep 20 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Sep 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Music Hall of Williamsburg *SOLD OUT
Sep 24 - Philadelphia, PA - First Unitarian Church
Sep 25 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Sep 27 - Atlanta, GA - Masquerade
Sep 28 - Nashville, TN - The High Watt
Sep 29 - St. Louis, MO - Blueberry Hill Duck Room
Oct 1 - Denver, CO - Larimer Lounge
Oct 4 - Vancouver, BC - The Rickshaw Theatre
Oct 5 - Portland, OR - Doug Fir Lounge
Oct 6 - Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern *SOLD OUT
Oct 8 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
Oct 10 - Los Angeles, CA - Teragram Ballroom

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