After seven years making up a modest recording hiatus, attending university, and only playing a handful of shows per year, Vancouver folk-punk outfit The Dreadnoughts has announced their long awaited fourth full length.
The disc will be titled Foreign Skies and finds the band taking on new material in the form of a World War I concept album. The band explains:
“Well, here’s something that has never, to our knowledge, been attempted: a folk-punk concept album. The genre has so many classics… the Pogues’ Rum, Sodomy and the Lash, Flogging Molly’s Drunken Lullabies, Gogol Bordello’s Gypsy Punks. But none of these are concept albums. So why not give it a go?
The result, dear old friends, is Foreign Skies, an album that commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the First World War. It’s a challenging album. Some people are going to hate how it opens. Some people are going to hate some stuff in the middle. Some people are going to wonder why we’re not singing about gin and poutine.”
Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “The Black And White,” which can be heard below. The album is expected to drop on November 10, 2017. Pre-orders are live.