Earlier this month, Animal Flag shared “Why,” the lead single from the Boston-based band’s upcoming new album Void Ripper. Today, they’re returning with another track from it, the searing six-minute-long “Fair.” The band use all of that expanded runtime wisely, tempering propulsive blasts of noise with twinkling guitars and a heavy bass line. The track’s epic construction mirrors the matters of faith that Matthew Politoski is grappling with here, namely how life’s many injustices can ever add up to a benevolent good. “Maybe God has a different view on what is fair,” he sings at one point. Listen via Brooklyn Vegan below.
04/01 Asbury Park, NJ @ House Of Independents ^
04/03 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom ^
04/04 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ^
04/27 New York, NY @ Trans Pecos
04/28 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits
05/04 Manchester, NH @ The Bungalow
05/05 Cambridge, MA @ The Democracy Center
^ w/ Sorority Noise
Void Ripper is out 4/13 via Flower Girl Records.