Video For “Bring It Home” Premieres Today Here
Song Features Guest Vocals By Jaime Wyatt
And Is Featured On Okemah Rising,
Second Album Featuring The Lyrics Of Woody Guthrie
Dropkick Murphys Added To This Past Weekend’s
Performing Before Foo Fighters On Friday, May 26
Dropkick Murphys’ video for “Bring It Home” – from their new album Okemah Rising, released May 12 via the band’s Dummy Luck Music / [PIAS] – premieres today via the band’s YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/DropkickMurphys
Okemah Rising continues Dropkick Murphys‘ journey interpreting the work of Woody Guthrie for a new generation, following last year’s highly-acclaimed This Machine Still Kills Fascists album.
With guest vocals from Jaime Wyatt, “Bring It Home” showcases a more humorous side of Guthrie – but one that feels every bit as tailor-made for Dropkick Murphys as the working class anthems and protest songs found throughout these two albums. The video’s mix of animation and found footage depicts the mid-century America on the precipice of modern technological convenience that is the backdrop for Guthrie‘s tale of marital woe.
Okemah Rising is the final acoustic release from Dropkick Murphys’ 2022 recording sessions in Tulsa with trusted collaborator and producer Ted Hutt. This era in the band’s history will be captured in a documentary following their journey writing, recording, and performing the 20 songs they’ve crafted around Woody’s never-before-seen lyrics for these two albums. The two-album cycle has exposed the band to new audiences through airplay on stations like SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, coverage in outlets such as Rolling Stone Country, Paste, CNN, Americana Highways and SPIN, and via Dropkick Murphys’ first-ever acoustic, reserved-seating theater tour in 2022.
In addition to “Bring It Home,” highlights of Okemah Rising include collaborations with folk punk progenitors Violent Femmes on “Gotta Get To Peekskill” and Bostonian upstart Jesse Ahern (whose forthcoming album will be released on Dropkick Murphys’ Dummy Luck Music label) on “Rippin Up The Boundary Line.” The album comes to a fitting and triumphant close with “I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Tulsa Version.” Dropkick Murphys reinvent and reinvigorate their most famous Guthrie collaboration acoustically without sacrificing any of its punch, passion, and power.
Following sets this past weekend at Boston Calling (playing just before Foo Fighters on Friday, May 26) and Punk Rock Bowling (as Monday’s headliner), Dropkick Murphys have a handful of upcoming North American festival dates (Atlantic City Beer And Music Festival, Festivoix, Big Birthday Bash, FreshGrass North Adams), as well as summer European festivals. As previously announced, Dropkick Murphys are plugging back in this fall for a full-electric tour joined by The Interrupters and Jesse Ahern, kicking off September 27 in Bangor, ME. Visit https://dropkickmurphys.com/tour/ for all tour dates.
Dropkick Murphys Okemah Rising band members are: Ken Casey (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, tin whistle, accordion, piano, vocals), Jeff DaRosa (guitars, banjo, mandolin, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, and vocals), James Lynch (guitars and vocals), and Kevin Rheault (bass).
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About Dropkick Murphys: Dropkick Murphys proudly remain Boston’s rock ‘n’ roll underdogs turned champions. Since 1996, the boys have created the kind of music that’s meant to be chanted at last call, in packed arenas, and during the fourth quarter, third period, or ninth inning of a comeback rally. Their celebrated discography includes four consecutive Billboard top 10 album debuts (2021’s Turn Up That Dial, 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory, Signed and Sealed in Blood, Going Out In Style), along with 2005’s gold-selling The Warrior’s Code featuring the near double platinum classic “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.” Whether you caught a legendary gig at The Rathskeller (The Rat) under Kenmore Square, found the band by taking the T to Newbury Comics to cop Do Or Die in ’98, discovered them in Martin Scorsese’s Academy Award winning The Departed, or saw ‘em throw down at Coachella (or one of hundreds of other festivals), you’ve become a part of their extended family. Dropkick Murphys’ music has generated half-a-billion streams, they’ve quietly moved 8 million-plus units worldwide and the band has sold out gigs on multiple continents. In 2020, the band was one of the first to embrace streaming performances, starting with their Streaming Up From Boston St. Patrick’s Day virtual performance. It was followed by last year’s landmark Streaming Outta Fenway livestream, which drew more than 5.9 million viewers and held the #3 spot on Pollstar’s “Top 2020 Live Streams” chart. Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick’s Day Stream 2021…Still Locked Down, was #1 on Pollstar’s Livestream chart for the week ending March 22, 2021, logging over 1 million views. Dropkick Murphys returned in 2022 with their first-ever all-acoustic album, This Machine Still Kills Fascists (Dummy Luck Music / [PIAS]), and seated theater tour. This Machine Still Kills Fascists–and their follow-up album Okemah Rising–breathe musical life into mostly unpublished lyrics by the legendary Woody Guthrie, curated for the band by Woody’s daughter Nora Guthrie.