The Flatliners Announce First Album in Five Years 'New Ruin,' Share Electrifying Single
Listen to "Performative Hours" now
Published May 27, 2022They're back: storied Toronto punks the Flatliners have returned today with news of their first full-length album in five years, New Ruin, and shared anticipatory new single "Performative Hours."
Due August 5 via Fat Wreck Chords/Dine Alone, the album is the follow-up to the group's 2017 effort Inviting Light.
With raging hooks and some gnarly scream-singing from bandleader Chris Cresswell, the band delivers their anthemic punk rock signature sound on the new single. The Mitch Barnes-directed video stars Canadian actor Rodrigo Fernandez-Stoll as a down-on-his-luck guy who, despite trying absolutely everything to do his best, only ever succeeds in doing the worst.
In a statement, the Flatliners said: "Enjoy the white-knuckle ride while each guest on the telecast catastrophe 'The Performative Hour' wonders how the hell they got there and what on earth will happen next."
Watch the video for "Performative Hours" below.