Propagandhi are a punkconstant, always bringing cool riffs and wicked songwriting, as well as politically-charged lyrics. Now the Canadian band has revealed the crunchy, riff-heavy title track of their upcoming, seventh studio album, Victory Lap. The album is the first in five years, since 2012’s Failed States, and it will be released on September 29th.
Since forming in Manitoba in 1986, Propagandhi have brought an emphatic anti-fascist message to their music. Along with addressing a number of personal losses suffered in recent years, Victory Lap finds the band facing a landscape in which fascism is—among a certain crowd—suddenly trendy.
Victory Lap also marks Propagandhi’s first album with new guitarist Sulynn Hago, who joins Samolesky, frontman Chris Hannah, and bassist Todd Kowalski. Replacing longtime guitarist David Guillas (who appears on several tracks on Victory Lap), Hago was added to the lineup after Propagandhi put out a call for audition tapes and received over 400 responses.
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