The provocative SoCal band Retox have unleashed a brand new , a heart-stopping that portrays the band’s kinetic, challenging energy in its latest track release, “Mature Science,” from the album YPLL.
Directed by Simon Chan, the new video features the band in a riot-like scenario, where the band kidnaps a police officer and brings him to an undisclosed location. The disturbing story unfolds in 2:47 minutes, ending in an intense, bloody scene that can only be fully realized by watching the video.
Guitarist Michael Crain said,
“Retox does not in any way condone or advocate the harming of police officers. We do, however, feel that our society as a whole would be far safer and not as unjustly regulated if local, state, and federal law enforcement were required to memorize the lyrics to Black Flag’s “Police Story” and N.W.A’s “Fuck tha Police!”
Retox deliver a mission statement in 12 blistering tracks, the vast majority of them clocking in at two minutes or less. It’s the type of rallying battle cry that inspires lingering and dormant primal urges and too-long-suppressed societal dissatisfaction in those who encounter its punk lineage and postmodern crash-and-ban.
In May, coinciding with the May 7th release of YPLL, the band will take its energetic live performance across North America.
Retox Tour Dates:
5/8/2013 – Moonroom – Denver, CO
5/9/2013 – Brother’s Lounge – Omaha, NE
5/10/2013 – The Hexagon – Minneapolis, MN
5/11/2013 – Township – Chicago, IL
5/12/2013 – Smalls – Hamtramck, MI
5/13/2013 – Sneaky Dee’s – Toronto, ON
5/14/2013 – L’Escogriffe – Montreal, QC
5/15/2013 – The Middle East Upstairs – Cambridge, MA
5/16/2013 – The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY
5/17/2013 – Pianos – New York, NY
5/19/2013 – Golden West Cafe – Baltimore, MD
5/20/2013 – The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
5/23/2013 – Rudyards – Houston, TX
5/25/2013 – Train Yard – Las Cruces, NM
5/26/2013 – Trunk Space – Phoenix, AZ
5/27/2013 – Punk Rock Bowling – Las Vegas, NV
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