With Detroit declaring bankruptcy earlier this summer, the Motor City needs all the help it can get. So, thank the metal gods for’s Orion Music + More festival and the Koffin Kats — maybe Ted Nugent, “Detroit Rock City,” and Battlecross too.
The Koffin Kats recently returned Stateside after a three-month stint in Europe, and the rockabilly punkers are proud to announce the October 22nd release of their seventh studio album, Born of Motor. In anticipation of the release, the Kats have made the title track available, which can be heard via theabove. One listen and you can tell that this is truly an American celebration of our love of the automobile and the workmanship behind it.
From the press release:
With Born Of The Motor, The Koffin Kats continue their classic storytelling style, but with their most real, most personal lyrics to date. “Life is hard… life is uncertain – that’s something everyone understands. It’s not where you start or where you end up, it’s how you LIVE your life in between that matters,” says vocalist Vic Victor.
Both a sonic homage to their resident city and its blue-collar legacy, and a metaphor for being hard-wired towards hard work and persistent ambition, The Koffin Kats charge forward waving a proud flag soiled with blood, sweat, and whiskey—defying the decay and chaos that has stained their city in recent years.
Loyal Koffin Kats fans will be satiated with Born Of The Motor just as new fans will be enticed by the majesty of their‘n’ roll prowess.
Recorded at Stu Stu Studios in Livonia, Michigan, and mastered by Adam Ayan (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, Rolling Stones), Born Of The Motor is poised to drive the Koffin Kats to new distances with speed, power, and hell-raising fun.
Born of the Motor track list:
1. All Of Me Is Gone
2. Under A Blue Sky
3. Giving Blood
4. Born Of The Motor
5. Devil Tales
6. The Collector
7. This Heart (Stays On Ice)
8. Twist Apart
9. The Team
10. Goodbye Blues
11. It’s Real
12. Gone To See The World
Koffin Kats tour dates:
Sep 08 Buffalo, NY @ Maple Entertainment Complex (FORVM)
Sep 10 Dayton, OH @ Rockstar Pro Arena
Sep 11 Pittsburg, PA @ 31st St Pub
Sep 12 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 13 Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 14 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 15 Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 18 Albany, NY @ Valentine’s w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 19 New London, CT @ El N Gee w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 20 Poughkeepsie @ The Chance w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 21 Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 22 Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club w/ Upstart Fest
Sep 24 Dover, NH @ Sonny’s Tavern
Sep 25 Baltimore, MD @ Side Bar
Sep 26 Washington, DC @ DC9
Sep 27 Richmond, VA @ Wonderland
Sep 28 Ashville, NC @ Hellbilly Hootenanny at Highland Brewing Co.
Sep 29 Norfolk, VA @ The Jewish Mother