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Bad Cop/Bad Cop releasing ‘Warriors’ (stream “Retrograde”)

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LA punks Bad Cop/Bad Cop are following their 2015 debut Not Sorry with a new album, Warriors, next week (6/16) on Fat Wreck Chords (pre-order). They made it with longtime collaborator and producer Davey Warsop, it was mixed and mastered by Bill Stevenson’s studio partner Jason Livermore (who works with NOFX, Descendents, The Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music, and tons of other bands), and like on their debut, NOFX frontman (and Fat Wreck Chords label head) Fat Mike chimed in with ideas. Talking about the new album, co-vocalist Stacey Dee said:

The election made a real big impact on us. We were really hurt and really sad. It felt like we needed to take a stand and say something. I had never really dug into anything super-serious about fairness, equality or justice in my songwriting before. When my bandmates and I got a chance to rebuild together following my fall, it was all about honesty, celebrating our differences and letting our power come together naturally.

We’re premiering the album’s newest single, “Retrograde,” which is sort of finds the middle ground between classic SoCal punk and more anthemic alternative rock, all while packing a nice dose of melodic aggression. It’s good stuff, and you can check it out below.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop are going on Warped Tour this year, along with GWAR, Sick of It All, Municipal Waste, The Alarm, TSOL, Adolescents, War On Women, Candiria, Hatebreed, Anti-Flag, Strung Out, Valient Thorr, and more.

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Tracklist
1. Retrograde
2. I’m Done
3. Womanarchist
4. Why Change A Thing
5. Victoria
6. Amputations
7. Broken
8. Wild Me
9. Warriors
10. Kids
11. Brain Is For Lovers

Bad Cop/Bad Cop — 2017 Tour Dates (all Warped Tour)
06/16/17 Seattle, WA at Centurylink Field North Lot
06/17/17 Salem, OR at Oregon State Fair & Exposition Center
06/21/17 Albuquerque, NM at Balloon Fiesta Park
06/22/17 Phoenix, AZ at Fear Farm Festival Grounds
06/23/17 Las Vegas, NV at Hard Rock Hotel
06/24/17 Salt Lake City, UT at Utah State Fairpark
06/25/17 Denver, CO at Pepsi Center
06/27/17 Nashville, TN at The Fairgrounds Nashville
06/28/17 Metairie, LA at The Shrine on Airline (Zephy Field)
06/29/17 Atlanta, GA at Lakewood Amphitheatre
06/30/17 Orlando, FL at Tinker Field
07/01/17 St. Petersburg, FL at Vinoy Park
07/02/17 West Palm Beach, FL at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
07/04/17 Wilmington, NC at Legion Stadium
07/06/17 Charlotte, NC at PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte
07/07/17 Camden, NJ at BB&T Pavilion
07/08/17 Wantagh, NY at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
07/09/17 Hartford, CT at Xfinity Theatre
07/10/17 Scranton, PA at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain
07/11/17 Virginia Beach, VA at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheatre
07/12/17 Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center
07/13/17 Darien Center, NY at Darien Lake PAC
07/14/17 Burgettstown, PA at Keybank Pavilion
07/15/17 Holmdel, NJ at PNC Bank Arts Center
07/16/17 Columbia, MD at Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/18/17 Cuyahoga Falls, OH at Blossom Music Center
07/19/17 Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center
07/20/17 Noblesville, IN at Klipsch Music Center
07/21/17 Auburn Hills, MI at The Palace of Auburn Hills
07/22/17 Tinley Park, IL at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
07/23/17 Shakopee, MN at Canterbury Park
07/24/17 Milwaukee, WI at Marcus Amphitheatre
07/26/17 Maryland Heights, MO at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis
07/27/17 Bonner Springs, KS at Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
07/28/17 Dallas, TX at Starplex Pavilion
07/29/17 San Antonio, TX at AT&T Center
07/30/17 Houston, TX at NRG Park – Main Street
08/01/17 Las Cruces, NM at New Mexico State University (Intramural Field)
08/04/17 Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/05/17 San Diego, CA at Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
08/06/17 Pomona, CA at Fairplex Pomona

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