Detroit's The Suicide Machines are back with their first record in 15 years and their first for Fat Wreck Chords, Revolution Springs. The new record combines the band's hardcore, ska, and punk influences and comes out on March 27. It was produced by Roger Lima of Less Than Jake.
The group originally released six records prior to their 2006 break, which has been followed by infrequent live dates since 2009 through the present.
“Everyone just kind of got inspired,” vocalist Jason Navarro says of the return to action. “That’s all. I think we were watching all these other bands ride a wave of nostalgia and we didn’t want to be lumped into that, so we started writing a couple of songs and it went from there.”
The current lineup features Navarro, plus drummer Ryan Vandeberghe, bassist Rich Tschirhart, and guitarist Justin Malek.
“This album is legitimately pretty autobiographical,” Navarro explains. “A lot of it is very personal – about how I am and where I am now and how I got where I am now mentally. I kind of wanted to leave my children with an understanding of who I am as an older person. Maybe years from now when I’ve passed away, they can pick up the record and look at the lyrics and listen to it and, if they didn’t already know exactly, go ‘Okay, so this is what dad is about.’”
Listen to "Awkward Always" from the new record below.
The band will be playing select live dates this year in the USA, UK, and Austria.
The Suicide Machines last released War Profiteering Is Killing Us All in 2005.
The Suicide Machines Tour Dates:
28 Mar in McKees Rocks, PA, US @ Roxian Theatre w/ Anti-Flag
04 Apr in Atlantic City, NJ, US @ Atlantic City Beer Festival
09 May in Wels, Austria @ Sbam Fest 2020
23 May in Leeds, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival North
24 May in Hatfield, UK @ Slam Dunk Festival South
Revolution Spring track listing:
1 Bully in Blue
2 Awkward Always
3 Babylon of Ours
4 Flint Hostage Crisis
5 To Play Caesar (Is to Be Stabbed to Death)
6 Trapped in a Bomb
7 Detroit Is the New Miami
8 Eternal Contrarian
9 Well Whiskey Wishes
10 Black Tar Halo
11 Empty Time
12 Impossible Possibilities
13 Potter’s Song
15 Anarchist Wedding
16 Cheers to Ya