Screeching Weasel Share “Just Another Fool” From Upcoming 14th Full Length

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Chicago’s Screeching Weasel provides a fierce soundtrack for the apocalypse with the release of their fourteenth studio album on July 15th on vinyl via Striped Records, CD via Rum Bar Records, and digitally via Monona Music. Relentlessly melodic and loaded with punishing hooks, The Awful Disclosures Of Screeching Weasel reveals our deepest fears while encouraging listeners to twist and shout into the abyss. Ahead of the release Screeching Weasel have revealed the latest single from the album, Just Another Fool.

“Sit down at the piano or with the guitar, start playing and see what happens. It’s never a bad idea. That’s what I did with Just Another Fool. I knew what the song was about, so it was just a matter of turning a bitter recrimination into a two and a half minute song. The chord progression and melody on the verse sets an angsty tone and builds to the release of the shouted chorus. Resentment, torment, anguish; lather, rinse, repeat. I enlisted my ten year-old son Joe to play the keyboard parts. He did such a good job we hired him to play keys on a few other songs on the album too.” (Ben Weasel)

A wicked salve sure to entice fans of melodic punk and high-octane rock alike, the fourteen track banger arrives two years after the band’s acclaimed 2020 release, Some Freaks of Atavism, secured frontman Ben Weasel‘s unorthodox punk rock legacy for a whole new generation. While some of us turned to Netflix and takeout, Ben Weasel made good use of domestic confinement over the historic winter of 2020. Although many of the songs favor pop elements, first impressions can be deceiving. “Themes of death, the apocalypse and madness predominate the album,” Weasel said, adding that the track In the Castle evolved from a reflection of pandemic life into an ode to Shirley Jackson‘s claustro- phobic novel, We Have Always Lived In The Castle.

Produced and engineered by multi-talented Mike Kennerty, who also contributes guitar to the record, the recording lineup features much the same dream team as Some Freaks of AtavismBen Weasel on lead vocals, Mike Hunchback on guitar, Zack Brandner on bass/backing vocals and Pierre Marche on drums. It’s a powerful combination, a gang that Weasel managed to keep together despite differing residences. At times deliciously dark, sweet and dizzying, The Awful Disclosures Of Screeching Weasel rollercoasters listeners through the mundane, the miraculous and the macabre with precision and energy.