Watch DC ska-punks Kill Lincoln’s video for new song “Ignorance Is Bliss” off first LP in 7 years
Ska-punk is back, and so are DC ska-punks Kill Lincoln, who are gearing up for their first full-length album in seven years (and first release since 2015's Good Riddance to Good Advice EP). It's called Can't Complain and it's due August 7 via Bad Time Records (pre-order).
They recently released the very promising lead single "Confession Obsession," and we're now premiering second single "Ignorance Is Bliss," and this one's pretty great too. If you're unfamiliar with Kill Lincoln, they got started in the early 2010s and they have a '90s-inspired sound that blends the melodic hardcore-indebted ska-punk of The Suicide Machines with the bright, catchy horn lines of bands like Less Than Jake and Slapstick. They do a lot of justice to that kind of music, and this new song sounds as fresh today as those bands sounded 25 years ago.
Guitarist/vocalist Mike Sosinski tells us, "I always pictured the video for “Ignorance Is Bliss' being a giant dance party with all our friends... but because of quarantine our options for getting together and filming were obviously a bit limited. We wanted to make sure if we filmed ourselves it didn’t look like every other quarantine video, so we tried recording ourselves dancing and singing to the song at half speed... which was WAY harder than it seemed with such a fast song. Either way the, the raw results had us laughing our asses off so we knew the idea would stick. We had a blast making this video, and can’t wait for the inevitable dance party the next time we get to play the song live."
This song does indeed sound like it'd ignite a dance party and you can check out its video below. Artwork, tracklist (including a Paint It Black cover), and a stream of the previous single below too.
1. Greetings from Inner Space
2. Used Up
3. Last Ditch Denial
4. Ignorance is Bliss
5. Who am I this time?
6. Confession Obsession
7. Well Spent; Wasted
8. Civil Surgery
9. Quarantine Dream
10. Womb Envy (Paint It Black cover)
11. Can't Complain
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