Today, The Dirty Nil has released “Blunt Force Concussion”, a slice of 90s power-pop (think Weezer, Jimmy Eat World, The Get Up Kids) with a wall of thrashing guitars, an irresistible hook, and frontman Luke Bentham’s charismatic vocal delivery which is melodically sublime yet unrelentingly ferocious.

Of the new song, Bentham says “Y’all ever felt yourself sliding down the greasy hill of love? Down, down, down you pathetically slide until you reach the bottom. Finally, you find yourself hanging from the cliffs of sanity, above the fiery hell of romance. We present to you ‘Blunt Force Concussion’… We pulled out all the stops on this one: bangin’ ass drum fills, booty shakin’ bass lines, big boi geetars and a thousand dollar chorus. If you don’t like this song, fuck you and the horse you rode in on.”

It’s the latest cut off the JUNO-winning trio’s forthcoming album ‘Fuck Art’, out January 1st, 2021 via Dine Alone Records (digital pre-orders are now live HERE). Along with the previous releases of the pop-punk gem “Done With Drugs” and the hardcore basement rock ode to young love “Doom Boy”, “Blunt Force Concussion” teases what is sure to be The Dirty Nil’s most eclectic collection of irreverently exhilarating and fully indulgent rock n roll to date.

The new track follows the announcement of The Dirty Nil’s exciting (and safe) new endeavor: The “Dancing 2 Thrash” Virtual Tour”. Hosted by NOONCHORUS, the livestreaming tour will follow the amp-blowing trio as they use the magic of the internet to transplant themselves in venues across North America this month. Brooklyn Vegan recently called them “a band who beg to be seen live”, and now fans will get a chance to experience their balls-to-the-wall, high-velocity live show even during the current global pandemic. All shows start at 7PM local time, dates below. More info on the tour may be found HERE and full dates below.

Kerrang has called the trio “ridiculously infectious” while their last album (2018’s ‘Master Volume’) was praised by Vice Noisey as “the album rock ‘n’ roll deserves”. Watch them perform “Blunt Force Concussion” live to see what the buzz is all about.

‘Fuck Art’ Tracklisting
Doom Boy
Blunt Force Concussion
Elvis ‘77
Done With Drugs
Ride Or Die
Hang Yer Moon
Damage Control
Hello Jealousy
To The Guy Who Stole My Bike
One More And The Bill

Oct 13th Columbus, OH at The Basement w/ Craig Northey of Odds (CD 102.5)
Oct 14th Madison, WI at The Sylvee w/ Steven Page (106.7 The Resistance)
Oct 15th Minneapolis, MN at 7th St Entry w/ The Anti-Queens (93X)
Oct 20th Red Deer, AB at Bo’s Bar and Stage w/ Heart Attack Kids (X92 Calgary and Drive Red Deer)
Oct 21st Milwaukee, WI at X – Ray Arcade Bar w/ Moscow Apartment (WMSE 91.7)
Oct 22nd Appleton, WI at Fletch’s w/ Basement Revolver (96.9 The Fox)
Oct 23rd Corpus Christi, TX at House of Rock w/ Dboy (106.5 The Shark)
Oct 27th Nashville, TN at The End w/ Ellis (102.9 The Buzz)
Oct 28th Myrtle Beach, SC at House of Blues w/ The Effens (New Rock 96.1)
Oct 29th Philadelphia, PA at Voltage Lounge w/ Chris Murphy of Sloan (Alt 104.5)
Oct 30th Rochester, NY at Anthology Live w/ Rarity (Zone 94.1)
Nov 3rd Montreal, QC Les Foufounes Electrique w/ Like A Motorcycle (CHOM 97.7)
Nov 4th Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom w/ Sam Roberts (Edge 103.3)
Nov 5th Toronto, ON at The Phoenix Concert Theatre w/ Wade McNeil of Alexisonfire (Indie 88)
**Tickets on sale now. Bundles available including two exclusive tour t-shirt designs.

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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