Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs
Share New Track “Ragnarok”
New S/T LP Out July 28, 2017 on Burger & Dine Alone Records
New Tour Dates Announced
– PitchforkExploring adolescent nostalgia with a Ramones-like spirit…the band vocal achieve maximum catchiness while still brimming with punkish angst.
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Gloriously bombastic power-pop and shred-happy punk
Though that band name sounds ultra-tough, I assure you they have more in common with Replacements or Reigning Sound. Power-pop through and through, with melodic vocals powering a punk-y, Americana aesthetic that is fun, hummable and definitely repeatable.
Toronto’s Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs shared a new song today off their upcoming self-titled LP, out July 29th via Burger Records and Dine Alone Records. The new track, titled “Ragnarok” is part of an impressive trilogy on the back half of the new record. According to Coffey it’s about finding your true self and coming to understand your place in the world, which, given Coffey’s previously disclosed passion for the fantasy (read his Noisey interview about Dungeons & Dragons here), is couched in the language and concepts of the genre.
“Ragnarok” is the first part of the 15 minute trilogy on the b-side of the record, but the last part to be written so I wrote it to build into the themes of the other two songs (Teenage Release and PHD),” says Coffey. “It’s about self-actualization, and realizing what and where you want to be. The part before the chorus, “tell me the name of my guiding star” is like learning your real name for the first time, like when Clark Kent found out he was Kal-El. I always thought I’d live and die in my ergonomic office chair until I realized that I was pretty much born to rock.
Ragnarok is also the name of a rad sword in most of the Final Fantasy games!”
Following a month-long on the road with Dine Alone Records label mates The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil, Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs are announcing a collection of summer dates, including shows with Yukon Blonde and The Sheepdogs. Full details can be found below.
The upcoming album is currently available for pre-order.
01) Talk 2 Her
06) I: Ragnarock
07) II: Teenage Release
08) III: PhD
09) You Don’t Have To Be Nice
07/17 Toronto, ON – 102.1 The Edge
07/22 Coney Island, NY – Burger Records Beach Bash
07/24 New York City, NY – Alphaville
08/18 Elora, ON – Riverfest Afterparty
08/19 Muskoka Lakes, ON – Kee to Bala*
08/25 Ottawa, ON – Hopped and Confused^
08/29 Toronto, ON – Canadian National Exposition*
09/13 Ottawa, ON – Dominion Tavern
09/14 Montreal, ON – Pop Montreal
* w/ The Sheepdogs
^ w/ Yukon Blonde