Published Apr 07, 2015Long-running Vancouver punk band D.O.A. announced their farewell tour in 2012, following it up with another batch of "final tour" dates in 2013. Since then, they've continually announced more and more shows. They can't seem to stop themselves, and the momentum has led them to work on a new album.
According to a press release, the album is called Hard Rain Falling. Though they've maintained a busy release schedule, most recently dropping We Come in Peace in 2012, this one is said to harken back to the band's early material.
"When I started writing songs for Hard Rain Falling I listened to our early stuff like Hardcore 81 and the Disco Sucks EP and I tried to take same direct to the point, wild and political approach," frontman Joe "Shithead" Keithley said in the release. "So it's back to D.O.A.'s roots the way we are approaching this album."
Thematically, the album will see them discussing war, racism, oil pipelines, street gangs and other political issues.
In order to make Hard Rain Falling a reality, D.O.A. have launched a Kickstarter. The trio is seeking $5,000 to help pay for the album's creation. Based on how much you donate, you could be rewarded with everything from D.O.A. merchandise to a private house show.
To watch a video about the project, visit D.O.A.'s Kickstarter page here.