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Hear the Violent Femmes’ New Album ‘Hotel Last Resort,’ Available Now

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Violent Femmes returned on Friday with a new album, Hotel Last Resort, which kicks off with a song that’s sure to get stuck in your head — and “Another Chorus” is about precisely that, the opening band at a concert repeating its chorus over and over, to the annoyance of the crowd.

It’s self-aware and very amusing … and catchy:

This is the tenth full-length album from the long-running indie/rock band known for breakout hits including “Blister in the Sun” and “Gone Daddy Gone,” among others.

Via the album’s news release, a bit more context about Hotel Last Resort:

Recorded at Denver, CO’s Mighty Fine Productions with GRAMMY® Award-winning producer Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Old Crow Medicine Show) and GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Ryan Mall, HOTEL LAST RESORT resides among Violent Femmes’ finest hours, simultaneously refining and redefining their one-of-a-kind take on American music, mingling front porch folk, post punk, spiritual jazz, country blues, avant garde improvisation, and golden age rock ‘n’ roll. Founded and fronted of course by singer/guitarist Gordon Gano and acoustic bass guitarist Brian Ritchie, the Milwaukee-based combo remain as warm, wise, and weird as ever before, with such new favorites as “Another Chorus” and “Everlasting You” continuing to mine the vast range of ideas, melodic complexity, and organic sonic craftsmanship that has characterized the band’s body of work since their landmark 1983 debut.

Stream the album below, via Spotify:

Violent Femmes’ heavy tour schedule starts this weekend, catch a show:

JULY
28 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena #
29 – Selbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage #
30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem #

AUGUST
1 – New York, NY – Pier 17 #
2 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage #
3 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion #
4 – East Providence, RI – Bold Point Park #
6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE #
8 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre #
9 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater #
10 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park #
11 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre #
14 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Brewing #
15 – Des Moines, IA – Water Works Park #
16 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre #
17 – Lyons, CO – Rocky Mountain Folks Festival *
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
25 – Port Townsend, WA – THING *

SEPTEMBER
6 – Omaha, NE – Shadow Ridge Music Festival *
7 – Moorhead, MN – Bluestern Amphitheater **
13-15 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest *
14 – Green Bay, WI – Meyer Theatre

* Festival Performance
# w/Ben Folds
** w/Matthew Sweet

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