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The Falcon (Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, Loved Ones) share “War Of Colossus” off first album in 10 years (listen)

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Mat Stokes
The Falcon

Punk supergroup The Falcon — led by The Lawrence Arms co-frontman Brendan Kelly and currently featuring his Lawrence Arms bandmate Neil Hennessy on drums, plus Alkaline Trio‘s Dan Andriano and The Loved Ones‘ Dave Hause — recently announced that Gather Up The Chaps, their first new album in a decade, would be out March 18 via Red Scare (pre-order). We’ve got the premiere of the album’s new single “War Of Colossus,” and if you generally like Brendan Kelly’s projects you’re gonna dig this too. It’s lyrical, singer/songwriter-y punk, but don’t let that fool you into thinking it doesn’t have a serious bite. Check out the lyric video below. Here’s what Brendan tells us about the song:

Well, I really hate the idea of putting my intentionality into any song I write because usually, whoever’s listening can come up with a better, more relevant-to-them interpretation of the lyrics than my dumb ideas, and I hate dictating what anyone could potentially take away from a song. I’m no goddamn authority on anything. I WILL say that a lot of this record is about chasing insane highs through self-destructive means and the resulting deep, dark lows that result from that–the battle of these two opposite forms of self loathing. Anyway, unrelated: I was watching a nature show with my kids and it was about a giant squid and a sperm whale fighting. This only happens waaaaaay down deep, too far for humans to observe, in the darkest of darkness. From what little we know, the fights are ruthlessly savage–two leviathans ripping each other apart. It was completely fucking fascinating. Who knows what monsters and wars lurk below the surface? Shit like that. That’s it. Enjoy the video. I think our man Kyle did an awesome job.

As mentioned, the band will also tour in support of the album, including a NYC show on April 3 at Shea Stadium with The Lippies and The Scandals. Tickets for that show are still available. All dates are listed below.

The Falcon — 2016 Tour Dates
Mar 31 Middle East – Boston, MA*^
Apr 01 Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA*^
Apr 02 Brighton Bar – Long Branch, NJ*^
Apr 03 Shea Stadium – Brooklyn, NY*^
Apr 04 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD#^
Apr 05 Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA#^
Apr 06 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH#^
Apr 07 Majestic Café – Detroit, MI#^
Apr 08 Double Door – Chicago, IL#^
Apr 09 Blueberry Hill – St. Louis, MO #^
Apr 10 Lookout Lounge- Omaha, NE^

* – w/ The Scandals
^ – w/ The Lippies
# – w/ Worriers

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