Paint It Black by Danika Zandboer
Paint It Black by Danika Zandboer
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PAINT IT BLACK confronts policing issues in America with new single “Safe”

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The iconic punk outfit Paint It Black returns with a fervent new single, “Safe“, in which they tackle the decades-old American debate on policing versus the safety and well-being of its citizens.

The band reflects: “What does it mean to feel entitled to safety in a world full of violence? If we prioritize our safety at the expense of the safety of others, how safe are any of us really? This doesn’t feel safe to me.”

For the uninitiated, this is not the first time the band has chosen to address pressing societal issues. “Safe” is the third single off their upcoming album, “Famine“, slated for a November 3rd release via Revelation Records. The album release will be celebrated with back-to-back shows at Philadelphia’s First Unitarian Church on November 4th and 5th. Notably, their November 4th show has already sold out.

Paint It Black by Danika Zandboer
Paint It Black by Danika Zandboer

Paint It Black, consisting of vocalist Dan Yemin, bassist Andy Nelson, guitarist Josh Agran, and drummer Jared Shavelson, has consistently given us punchy, concise music with insightful lyrics.

Their upcoming album “Famine” continues this legacy, presenting a fresh perspective since their 2013’s “Invisible” EP.

The eight tracks on “Famine” tackle various themes from religious fundamentalism to the very concept of policing, the album brims with vulnerability and authenticity.

Jack Shirley, who has worked with the likes of Deafheaven and Gouge Away, was at the helm in The Atomic Garden studio in Oakland, CA, ensuring that the recording captured the band’s live energy and dynamism.

For those eager to support the band and get their hands on “Famine”, physical preorders are now available through Revelation Records, with digital versions up on Bandcamp.

Upcoming Shows:

10/28 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
11/4 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Pegboy, Radiator Hospital, HIRS Collective
11/5 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ The Messthetics, Spaced, Raskol

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