At the beginning of the year, I gave Album Of The Week to Signed And Sealed In Blood, the latest from the reliably hammerheaded Boston bagpipe-punk crew Dropkick Murphys. It’s an exceedingly, gratifyingly simplistic album, and its most simplistic song is the opener, a gang-shout battering ram called “The Boys Are Back.” The song’s video has about as direct a concept as it needs: The band playing in a boxing ring, in a Boston gym, while fired-up punks surround them. There’s really nothing about this that I don’t like. Mark Higgins directs; watch it below.
Signed And Sealed In Blood is out now on the band’s own Born & Bred imprint.