Post-hardcore quartet Planes Mistaken for Stars have premiered a new track from their highly-anticipated forthcoming album, Prey, over at Stereogum. The new track is titled “Riot Season” and it features all of the propulsive rhythms and intricate, infectious riffs and melodies that the band is known for. Vocalist/guitarist Gared O’Donnell commented on the song:
“In regard to ‘Riot Season,’ it’s one of my faves and was, I believe, the last song slapped together for Prey. Largely based off of some riffs of [guitarist Neil Keener’s] — much to his chagrin, he always ends up pooh-poohing his songs — I wrote the lyrics with a LeatherFace, New Model Army, Killing Joke kind of vibe in mind. Political, without painting ourselves in a corner. Every generation has a crucial time, a violent time, a time of dread. This is our time. Read between the lines, it’s vital we draw a line in the sand regarding control of ourselves, our dreams, our rights, our spirits. It is clear we are all privy to the puppet show, it’s up to you to decide if you are gonna pay for the ticket.”
Check out the track now.
Prey will be released on October 21 via Deathwish Inc. Pre-order here.