The Rumjacks & Flatfoot 56 Share Two New Tracks From Upcoming Split EP

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Celtic Punks The Rumjacks have been canvassing the country as support on the Dropkick Murphys current St Patrick’s Day 2022 Tour, where they’re playing tracks off their most recent EP, Brass For Gold, as well as their 2021 full-length, Hestia, and a slew of older fan favorites. Today, the band has announced plans to release a new six song split EP with Chicago’s Flatfoot 56 on May 6th on vinyl and digital formats, the EP offers up three new tracks from each band and is now available to pre-order.

Both bands are now streaming a new track and companion music video in anticipation of the forthcoming EP. The Rumjacks‘ politically-charged song, Whitecaps, is sure to become a new live staple, while Flatfoot 56‘s Mud is a welcome addition to the band’s deep catalog.

“The song is vaguely about the rise of far right nationalist movements. White caps meaning rough waters due to high wind… But also could be interpreted as KKK hoods. It just means something big and bad is coming politically. I wrote it based on seeing swastikas all over Eastern Europe. As a Jew, it rattles you to the core to know people want you to not exist.” (The Rumjacks frontman Mike Rivkees)

“The song “Mud” is a song about the process of personal recovery that follows after the breakdown of a long-held and important relationship. It equates the journey toward recovery to a long and unpaved road. The only way to make it through the deep ruts of this road is through forgiveness. This process is a long slog through the mud, but ends in ultimate peace. While the song’s content has a heavy-hearted theme, it is also laced with a hopeful undertone of optimism in the line “I’ll be doing, I’ll be doing just fine.” (Tobin Bawinkel of Flatfoot 56)

You can pre-save and pre-order the split EP here