Metallic hardcore outfit Racetraitor return with their first new song since 1999, just in time for the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. The new track is titled “By the Time I Get to Pennsylvania” and it features enough incendiary riffs to set the campaign trail on fire. The single, which is paired with a new recording of an early demo titled “Damaged”, is available through the band’s Bandcamp, and will be available as a limited edition flexidisc through Organized Crime Records in the near future. Drummer Andy Hurley says of their return:
“We had discussed playing a show or doing something else over the years, but nostalgia was never all that motivating, so the idea died,…But with everything happening in the past couple of years, from the way things heated up in Ferguson, Missouri, to the rise in xenophobia and bigotry reflected by the popularity of Donald Trump, making new music with Racetraitor felt important again.”
“We needed to respond to this moment in history in our own way.”
Stream the single below.
The band will perform at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago on October 22 for the International Day of Action Against Police Brutality, alongside Earthmover.