Useless ID To Release “Live In Tel Aviv” Double Album

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Useless ID have announced that. they will release, Live in Tel Aviv on April 21st via Double Helix Records. Boasting ‘no edits,’ the set serves as all the documentation anyone could ever possibly need of the quartet’s melodic-but-sinewy punk chops. Live in Tel Aviv captures the raw energy of the band’s stage show, spread over a staggering 28 songs and shot through with an addictive dose of musical rocket fuel. From the urgent opening notes of Land Of Idiocracy to the poignant politicism of album closer, State Of Fear, the torrential onslaught refuses to let up.

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“Live In Tel Aviv is a recording from our 25th anniversary tour in our hometown of Israel, where we normally celebrate the milestones of the band with a special show. Though we had no idea it would be at the time, it was our last show in Israel before lockdown. We were at the top of our game, so I really felt we caught some lightning in a bottle with the recording. We play the songs a bit faster here and there, and some of them have morphed into different versions over the years, which can be felt in the live recordings. Most of all, Jason Livermore, (Descendents, Propaghandi, NOFX, Hot Water Music) mixed the recording in a way that makes you really feel you’re at a Useless ID show when listening.” (vocalist & bassist Yotam Ben Horin)

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Songs may change over time, but the band’s core remains committed to the quintessential punk ideal: radical freedom of expression. From dealing with getting dumped to avoiding interpersonal catastrophes to socio-political calls to arms, Useless ID showcases all of their various inspirations on their first official live album. It’s a reminder of the breadth of quality material that spans eight full-length albums, myriad EPs, splits, singles and compilations, and that they’ve never shied away from speaking their collective minds.