Detroit’s outlaw rock ‘n’ roll misfits, The Koffin Kats, will return this fall with their seventh studio album, Born of the Motor, which is due out on October 22nd via Sailor’s Grave Records. In anticipation, the band is revving their engines with a premiere of the album’s white-knuckled title track, “Born of the Motor,” today at PunkNews.org.
Steeped in strong psychobilly roots, The Koffin Kats are an institution in punk rock ‘n’ roll. After a full decade of traveling the globe, The Koffin Kats return with their most definitive recording to date, Born Of The Motor – a swagger-filled album full of infectious riffs, fist-pumping punk cadences and hypnotic soulful bellowing that complete a sonically diverse masterpiece.
With Born Of The Motor, The Koffin Kats continue their classic storytelling style, but with their most real, most personal lyrics to date. “Life is hard… life is uncertain – that’s something everyone understands. It’s not where you start or where you end up, it’s how you LIVE your life in between that matters,” says vocalist Vic Victor.
Both a sonic homage to their resident city and its blue-collar legacy, and a metaphor for being hard-wired towards hard work and persistent ambition, The Koffin Kats charge forward waving a proud flag soiled with blood, sweat and whiskey—defying the decay and chaos that has stained their city in recent years.
Loyal Koffin Kats fans will be satiated with Born Of The Motor just as new fans will be enticed by the majesty of their rock ‘n’ roll prowess.
Recorded at Stu Stu Studios in Livonia, MI and mastered by Adam Ayan (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Rolling Stones), Born Of The Motor is poised to drive the Koffin Kats to new distances with speed, power, and hell-raising fun.
Koffin Kats will bring their white lightning punk rock to the stage starting tomorrow for a four-month tour that begins in their hometown of Detroit and will continue through the fall, including a co-headlining slot on the 2013 Upstart Fest (http://upstartfest.com), with new dates to be announced soon.
Buckle up and get ready for one hell of a ride!
Born of the Motor Tracklist:
1. All Of Me Is Gone
2. Under A Blue Sky
3. Giving Blood
4. Born Of The Motor
5. Devil Tales
6. The Collector
7. This Heart (Stays On Ice)
8. Twist Apart
9. The Team
10. Goodbye Blues
11. It’s Real
12. Gone To See The World
Koffin Kats Tour Dates:
Sep 06 Westland, MI @ Token Lounge
Sep 07 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class
Sep 08 Buffalo, NY @ Maple Entertainment Complex (FORVM)
Sep 10 Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena
Sep 11 Pittsburg, PA @ 31st St Pub
Sep 12 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 13 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 14 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 15 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 18 Albany, NY @ Valentine’s w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 19 New London, CT @ El N Gee w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 20 Poughkeepsie @ The Chance w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 21 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 22 Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 24 Dover, NH @ Sonny’s Tavern
Sep 25 Baltimore, MD @ Side Bar
Sep 26 Washington, DC @ DC9
Sep 27 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
Sep 28 Ashville, NC @ Hellbilly Hootenanny at Highland Brewing Co.
Sep 29 Norfolk, VA @ The Jewish Mother
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