“MISSIONARY” – NEW MUSIC from THE SO SO GLOS

New York City rockers The So So Glos recently unleashed “Missionary”, a single from their forthcoming full-length album Kamikaze, set for release Friday, May 20th. The driving punk anthem discusses the feeling of being on a mission and needing to tell the whole world.

The album features some of their rawest songwriting yet that includes themes surrounding heartbreak, hurricanes, feminism, climate change, nervous breakdowns, and more.  There’s a glimpse into one band member’s stay at an inpatient mental rehabilitation center (“Inpatient”), songs about feeling disillusioned by the concept of moral compromise, the dungeon that is the music business (“Fool On the Street”), and songs about sticking to your ideologies (“Missionary”). Kamikaze finds the band narrowing its focus, kicking harder and faster, all serving to punctuate their subversive merging of sarcasm with sincerity, spirituality with social awareness. “Kamikaze is about using our self-imposed weapon,” says So So Glos frontman Levi Zaru (Aleksander). “Which is music, which is art, which is freedom of expression, which is respect for the individual … all that is a weapon.”

“That concept of self-awareness, acknowledging it in order to combat the problems you see in yourself and the world, is a theme that runs through a lot of our music and our message,” Aleksander continues, reflecting on the path to Kamikaze — a path that has made it all the more embedded with meaning.

Check it out here:

 

The So So Glos will be touring North America extensively in 2016 in support of Kamikaze:

MAY

19 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room *

20 – Detroit, MI – Majestic Cafe *

21 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen *

22 – Madison, WI – High Noon *

24 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive *

26 – Boise, ID – The Olympic *

27 – Portland, OR – Analog *

28 – Seattle, WA – Funhouse *

29 – Vancouver, BC – Cobalt *

JUNE

01 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *

02 – Los Angeles, CA – The Smell *

03 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *

04 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

05 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock

07 – Dallas, TX – RBC Speakeasy

08 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder

10 – Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall

11 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum

12 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub

14 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade #

15 – Carrboro, NC – Cats Cradle #

16 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter #

18 – Toronto, ON – Smiling Buddha #

19 – Rochester, NY – The Bug Jar #

21 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar #

22 – New Haven, CT – The Bar #

23 – Philadelphia, PA – Philmoca #

24 – Jersey City, NJ – Monty Hall #

25 – Brooklyn, NY – Market Hotel #

26 – Boston, MA – Great Scott #

* = w/ The Dirty Nil

# = w/ Big Ups

 

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