Published May 01, 2019After reflecting on their career with last year's Shakespeare... My Box!! collection, Lowest of the Low have shared the details behind a brand new studio album.
Titled Agitpop, the long-running Toronto outfit's sixth studio album arrives May 31. Fourteen tracks in length, the album was recorded in Toronto alongside producer David Botrill (Tool, Muse, Smashing Pumpkins).
As frontman Ron Hawkins explained in a statement, Agitpop features "songs about revolution and redistribution…liberation, love and justice," written in response to the current world we live in.
"It's been a while since I felt the need to take the small p in the politics of my songwriting and capitalize it. Probably not since the '80s, when Reaganomics rankled and the threat of nuclear annihilation seemed to loom on the horizon," Hawkins said.
"But with fascism on the rise again throughout the world and with the steaming wreckage of Neo-Liberalism proving that it has no answers for the liberation of the world's population it's time to hit "caps lock" on that P once again."
Alongside the announcement, the band have shared "The Barricade," which arrives alongside a video. Directed by Tim Thompson, the clip spotlights worker protests around the globe.
You can watch the video below, where you'll also find the band's newly announced Ontario tour dates and the Agitpop tracklist.
Agitpop is available for pre-order here.
1. Bonnie & Clyde
2. Bottle Rockets
3. The Ballad of Late-Era Capitalism
4. When She Falls
5. New Wave Action Plan
6. F-Noise (Rebel Radio)
7. The Barricade
8. Night Of A Thousand Guns
9. Love 'N' Justice
12. Midnight Maryanne
13. A Thousand Lights
14. Permanent Revolution
05/31 Toronto, ON - Danforth Music Hall
06/01 Barrie, ON - Mavricks Music Hall
06/13 London, ON - Rum Runners
06/14 St. Catharines, ON - Warehouse
06/20 Oshawa, ON - Music Hall Concert Theatre
09/25 New York City, NY - Mercury Lounge