War On Women releasing new LP ‘Capture the Flag’ ft. Kathleen Hanna, touring
War On Women‘s 2015 self-titled debut is one of the most powerful feminist punk albums in recent memory (and their live show is killer), so it’s good news that they’re finally ready to give it a followup. LP2 is called Capture The Flag and it drops on April 13 via Bridge 9. Like the debut, they made it with Jawbox’s J Robbins, and they also brought in another punk legend for this one: Kathleen Hanna. Here’s more:
Enlisting the talents of their activist predecessors (Kathleen Hanna), glass ceiling shattering contemporaries (Joanna Angel), and own family (Brooks’s daughter Eva), Capture The Flag is a composite character of one of hardcore’s most riling bands. Ceding the gang vocals that peppered their debut album, War On Women opted to cultivate the singular voices of women who have devoted their lives to riling against the powers that be. The result is a crucible of discontent that will inspire as much as it will incense.
That’s the artwork above and the tracklist is below. No music is out from the album yet but stay tuned.
War On Women will celebrate the new album’s release with a short April tour, including shows at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus on April 13 and NJ’s Asbury Park Brewery on April 20. Tickets for the Brooklyn show go on sale Friday (2/9) at noon. Ticket info for Asbury Park coming soon.
The Baltimore band also play a hometown release show with Bully, and Montreal’s Pouzza Fest in May. All dates are listed below.
Get a taste of War On Women’s great live show from this video from The Fest 14:
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2. Silence is the Gift
3. Capture the Flag
4. Dick Pics
5. Pleasure & The Beast
7. The Violence of Bureaucracy
8. Divisive Shit
9. Predator in Chief
12. The Chalice & The Blade
War On Women — 2018 Tour Dates
April 7 Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge
April 13 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
April 14 Lancaster, PA @ Launch Music Conference & Festival
April 15 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
April 20 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Park Brewery
April 21 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *Record Release Show* w/ Bully
May 16 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
May 17 Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar
May 18 Montreal, QC @ Pouzza Fest
May 19 Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
Jul 01 Boston, MA @ Royale w/ Frank Turner, The Hotelier