Rancid Release Video for New Song ‘Telegraph Avenue,’ Band’s ‘Love Letter to the East Bay’
Rancid have released another song and video from their forthcoming album Trouble Maker. Titled "Telegraph Avenue," the band describes the track as a "love letter to the East Bay," the Northern California region from where they reside.
Much like the video for the first song from the record, "Ghost of a Chance," Rancid are featured in a garage banging out the tune with bushy-bearded frontman Tim Armstrong singing about his youth in the area. He then looks further back to political events like activist Mario Savio's "Operation of the Machine" speech in 1964 and Governor Ronald Reagan's tear gas-ordered clash with student Vietnam War protesters in Berkeley's People's Park in 1969, an incident which turned 48 just yesterday (May 15).
Trouble Maker is set to be released on June 9th via Hellcat/Epitaph Records. It's the ninth studio album for Rancid and was helmed by their longtime producer, Bad Religion guitarist and founder of Epitaph Records, Brett Gurewitz.
Earlier this year the band revealed they'd be hooking up with Boston-based punks Dropkick Murphys for a coast-to-coast co-headlining tour of North America beginning in late July. That follows a series of European festival appearances and dates opening for Green Day.
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