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Bieber-faced kid celebrates punk past and present

Bad Religion’s Brett Gurewitz told Chris Martins from spin.com about the legendary Los Angeles punk band’s new album True North, the 50-year-old guitarist explains that, “When we write, if we’re successful with a song then we’re connecting with other humans … For the most part, people outgrow punk rock so we’re connecting with younger people.” Indeed, in the just-out music video for the LP’s titular track, a young punk with a Bieber-fresh face finds himself moved to action by the older band. What could be a languid day spent inside of his memorabilia-bedecked room soon becomes a fierce air-drumming sesh before he slips on the Coolest Shoes on Earth (Chucks, duh) and heads out for untold adventures. In listening to “True North” on his vinyl copy of True North he discovers true north. So … does that count as an episode of northern exposure? If ya missed ’em before, make sure you take a spin through “Dept. of False Hope” and Bad Religion’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon performance of “Past Is Dead.”  Click link below to watch video.

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Bad Religion - True North (Cover Artwork)

True North is their 13th album but there’s a fine line between honing a very specific sound that can define a band, and creating redundant and stale music. For more than 30 years, Bad Religion have proven that age is merely a number, and relentlessly churned out legendary records. The band’s latest offering True North serves as a culmination and retrospective of their storied history.

The title track starts the record with an instant melody that could never be mistaken for anyone but Bad Religion. The urgent beat converges with the soaring harmonies of the chorus, triggering memories of Recipe for Hate, credited by most as the band’s best major label release. “Land of Endless Greed” continues this theme, with vocalist Greg Graffin pushing himself to deliver just the right key.

Read more here: http://bit.ly/10HPnUQ

True North is nothing short of a celebration of Bad Religion as a permanent fixture in music history, and maybe more importantly, a testament to a timeless history of influence and epic releases. Nothing comes off as stale or self-serving. It’s easily the band’s best release in the last 10 years, and with time it will garner more appreciation in the overall catalog. I don’t look forward to the day Bad Religion calls it quits, but if True North is their final offering, it would unquestionably be the perfect ending.

True North, streaming below, is available in stores today.

Watch one of Southern California’s most respected punk bands tear up the Red Bull Sound Space today at 3PM PT.

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To celebrate the release of Bad Religion’s 16th studio album, True North, the band will webcast today’s (January 22) live performance from the Red Bull Sound Space at KROQTune in at 3:00 PM PST / 6:00PM PST to hear songs from the new album as well a few punk classics.

Click here to watch Bad Religion’s webcast at 3PM PS

True North boasts 16 songs in a mere 35 minutes. Why so quick and concise? Read here and find out why http://bit.ly/10r0wob

True North, streaming below, is available in stores today.


Bad Religion have posted the title track of their upcoming sixteenth studio albumTrue North. The record is due out on January 22, 2013

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(source: punknews.org image: tumblr.com)

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