Downtown Boys Announce Sub Pop Debut LP, Share Raucous New Song “A Wall”

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Downtown Boys Announce Sub Pop Debut LP, Share Raucous New Song “A Wall”

Self-described as a “bi bilingual political dance sax punk party from Providence,” Downtown Boys are a politically charged, racially conscious, unapologetic punk ensemble. In 2014 the band released a 7” single on Sister Polygon Records to wide acclaim, and in 2015 they released their second LP, Full Communism, on Don Giovanni Records. This coming August, they will make their Sub Pop debut with the release of their third album, Cost of Living, and per a press release, the record will be “a megaphone for their protest music, amplifying and centering Chicana, queer, and Latino voices in the far-too-whitewashed world of rock.”

Today they shared a lead single off of the forthcoming album titled “A Wall,” and the song is a four-minute political statement supported by lucid and blunt lyricism—it aims to call out the notion that a wall would able to extinguish the humanity and spirit of all those it’s designed to suppress—and aggressively modern guitars, which result in the perfect combination of punk style and a demand for justice.

Cost of Living will be released on CD, LP, cassette and digital, and is available for preorder now. You can find “A Wall” embedded below, as well as the Cost of Living tracklist and album art, and Downtown Boys’ upcoming tour dates.

Cost of Living Tracklist:
01. A Wall
02. I’m Enough (I Want More)
03. Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)
04. Promissory Note
05. Because You
06. Violent Complicity
07. It Can’t Wait
08. Tonta
09. Heroes (Interlude)
10. Lips That Bite
11. Clara Rancia
12. Bulletproof (Outro)

Cost of Living Album Art:

Downtown Boys Cost of Living Art.jpg

Downtown Boys Tour Dates:

09 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Pitchfork Northside Fest Showcase @ St. Vitus
16 – Ashfield, Mass. @ The Ashfield Lake House
17 – Providence, R.I. @ Aurora

12 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ House of Vans

19 – Omaha, Neb. @ Maha Festival

02-03 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Made In America Festival
15-17 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest
23 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Summer Happenings at The Broad

09 – Leffinge, Belgium @ Cafe De Zwerver
10 – Paris, France @ Le Point Ephemere
11 – Brighton, U.K. @ The Haunt
12 – Leeds, U.K. @ Brudenell Social Club
13 – Edinburgh, U.K. @ Sneaky Pete’s
14 – Glasgow, U.K. @ Stereo
16 – Dublin, Ireland @ The Workman’s Club
17 – Liverpool, U.K. @ The Shipping Forecast
18 – London, U.K. @ Dome Tufnell Park
19 – Sheffield, U.K. @ Picture House Social Club
20 – Manchester, U.K. @ Deaf Institute
21 – Bristol, U.K. @ Simple Things Festival
22 – Birmingham, U.K. @ All Years Leaving Festival
24 – Munster, Germany @ Gleis 22
25 – Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree
26 – Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang

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