Idles – “Mercedes Marxist”

IDLES released their politically-charged sophomore LP, Joy As An Act Of Resistance, last August. This week, they embark on their sold-out US tour. And today, the Bristol punk outfit are sharing a new song. “Mercedes Marxist” is pulled from the sessions for their latest album. Frontman Joe Talbot’s voice grows gruff over a nagging guitar: “I bow on my knees for you, but I’m already wasted.” Listen to “Mercedes Marxist” below.

TOUR DATES
05/08 – Albany, NY @ Jupiter Hall*
05/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel* (SOLD OUT)
05/11 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel* (SOLD OUT)
05/12 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel* (SOLD OUT)
05/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
05/16 – Kansas City, MO @ recordBar* (SOLD OUT)
05/17 – Dallas, TX @ The Curtain Club* (SOLD OUT)
05/18 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda* (SOLD OUT)
05/20 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar* (SOLD OUT)
05/21 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up* (SOLD OUT)
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda* (SOLD OUT)
05/24 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
05/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
05/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
05/28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s* (SOLD OUT)
07/29 – Detroit, MI @ El Club#
07/30 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall#
08/02 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue#
10/07-06 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/07 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park^
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern^
10/10 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore^
10/11-13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
10/14 – Washington, DC @ 930 Club%
10/15 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer%
10/16 – Boston, MA @ Royale%
10/17 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5%

* w/ Fontaines D.C.
#w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
^w/ Surfbort
%w/ Preoccupations

“Mercedes Marxist” will be released physically on 8/2 as a 7″, which will include another new song on its B-side, “I Dream Guillotine.”

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