Rancid share new song “Face Up” — listen


Last week, Rancid previewed their first album in five years, Honor Is All We Know, with a triple shot of angst-ridden Oy punk: “Collision Course”, the title track, and “Evil’s My Friend” were all featured in a hard-hitting teaser trailer. Today, they share just one new song, entitled “Face Up”, and though it stands alone, it nonetheless speaks volumes.

If you’re looking for a crash course as to where Rancid has been and where the quintet is headed with their eighth studio album, “Face Up” compiles it all into a nice, compact 90 seconds. Like a Frankenstein built of rockabilly guitars and swagger, ferocious punk harmonies, and a bit of pop punk levity, the song feels simultaneously warm and familiar and yet still totally fresh and progressive. It’s like rocking that old Misfits hoodie you found in the closet that somehow still fits your near-30-year-old body.

Watch the accompanying visualizer below.

Honor Is All We Know is due out October 27th via Epitaph.

Honor Is All We Know Tracklist:
01. Back Where I Belong
02. Raise Your Fist
03. Collision Course
04. Evil’s My Friend
05. Honor Is All We Know
06. A Power Inside
07. In the Streets
08. Face Up
09. Already Dead
10. Diabolical
11. Malfunction
12. Now We’re Through With You
13. Everybody’s Sufferin’
14. Grave Digger