On days of vast uncertainty like this one, it’s comforting to go back to the truths we’ve known our entire lives. For instance: The Bouncing Souls fucking rule. The anthemic Jersey punks were my favorite band in the world when I was 16, 20 years ago, and they remain utterly dependable and powerful now. Fortuitously enough, the Bouncing Souls have announced that they’ve got a new album called Simplicity coming soon, and its first single is a towering, passionate, bash-it-out monster called “Up To Us.” The song is about what it’s like to live in a world where all your heroes are dying, and that’s a topical subject for anyone who cares about music made with guitars. If you care at all about big, heart-on-sleeve, frill-free punk rock, this one is a must. Listen below.
Simplicity is out 7/29 on Rise Records.