Bad Religion will always be that band that holds their California punk sound tightly. Around for over forty years, the band has recently been releasing outtakes from their last album Age of Unreason. With that, their latest single is another outtake, yet “Emancipation Of The Mind” is so strong it’s hard to tell why it wasn’t included with the album.
The So Cal energy is definitely here. The snappy drums and the two guitar sounds underneath Greg Graffin’s signature vocals. The backing vocals add a nice touch while the band sears through the track. The quick paced stride here reminds you of the band’s earlier days, yet here they sound refreshed and full of life.
“Emancipation Of The Mind” can be heard above or on all streaming sites or it can be purchased in all digital outlets. Age Of Unreason can be purchased in various formats directly from Epitaph Records. Bad Religion will return to touring beginning May 16 in Lisbon, Portugal at Altice Arena-Sala Tejo until June 20 at Southside Festival in Neuhausen Ob Eck, Germany. Their complete tour schedule can be accessed here.
Image Credits: Photo by Alice Baxley.