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Black Radical Love – Boston hardcore band MOVE teasing new album with new singles

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Boston hardcore pack Move have announced their debut full-length album, ‘Black Radical Love‘, set for an August 11th release via Triple B Records. This eagerly anticipated album comes paired with the unveiling of two singles, “Imperialist Reign” and “Summer Trend.”

“The songs are meant as a call to act, I want people to listen to these tracks and then move to better their conditions, I want people to move at our shows,” asserts the band’s frontman, Corey Charpentier.

The forthcoming album probes deeply into life under the US Imperialist state, particularly through the lens of the Black experience. “The record deals with our current position… The need for revolutionary change and the fact people are actively building a better future right now,” Charpentier elucidates. The album is split into two thematic halves: Side A encapsulates the present frustrations and anger, while Side B envisages a future imbued with joy and progress.

Musically, ‘Black Radical Love’ is a progression from ‘Freedom Dreams’, their 2021 EP. It furthers the exploration of the band’s music-based political journal, with Charpentier’s evolving political education serving as a guiding force.

The band’s new singles, “Imperialist Reign” and “Summer Trend,” engage with themes of exploitation and injustices faced by Black people and marginalized communities. Collaborations on “Summer Trend” with Kayla Philips of Bleed The Pigs and River Elliot of Ballista have further amplified the impact of the song. “Summer Trend, is self-explanatory…it’s a call out of the treatment of Black lives as a trend during the summer of 2020 not only in the mainstream culture but in the subculture of hardcore.”

The recording process for ‘Black Radical Love’ spanned from February to September 2022 and was marked by significant collaboration within the band. Alongside Charlie Abend, comfortabledude, and Reg Manson, guitarist Nick Hochmuth played a crucial role in sculpting the songs, working tirelessly with the band to create their most ambitious work yet. The album also features spoken word contributions from fellow artists and friends, creating a community-centric artistic experience.

Pre-orders for ‘Black Radical Love’ are currently open via Triple B Records. In anticipation of the album’s release, Move will embark on their first European tour alongside labelmates Initiate, starting July 6th.

The band hopes that ‘Black Radical Love’ will inspire listeners to take action. “We want people to listen to these songs and become energized to act…We want to compel people to get down at our shows, stage dive, pit, crawl on the floor, grab the mic from us and scream these lyrics right into our faces, and quite literally move!” Charpentier concludes.

Move comprises Corey Charpentier on vocals, Nick Hochmuth and Andrew Crumby on guitars, Jake MacLean on bass, and Devon Austrie on drums.

MOVE on tour, with Initiate:

July 6 – Amsterdam, NL @ OCCII
July 7 – Ieper, BE @ Ieper Festival
July 8 – Leeds, UK @ Boom
July 9 – London, UK @ New Cross Inn
July 10 – Newport, UK @ The Cab
July 11 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
July 12 – Paris, FR @ Ess’pace
July 13 – Lyon, FR @ Rock ‘n Eat
July 14 – Zurich, CH @ Dynamo
July 15 – Karlsruhe, DE @ p8
July 16 – Berlin, DE @ My People Festival

August 19th – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom – The Tribes Of Da Moon Festival w/ Burn, Soul Glo, Buggin, Kharma, Bleed The Pigs + more

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