Punk rock trio, WAKRAT are on a mission to deliver this year's most unapologetic, uncensored, and outspoken album of 2016!
Recorded at BlakCole and Soundcheck Studios, produced by the band along with co-producer Erik Colvin, and mixed by Brendan O'brien, the self-titled, debut LP features new single "Sober Addiction" that is now streaming on RollingStone.com. Wakrat will be digitally released on November 8th to coincide with the date of the US General Election Day, with the album being made available physically (CD and vinyl with several limited edition packages) worldwide on November 11th on Earache Records.
Listen to "Sober Addiction" Below:
Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets of Rage) fronts the trio on vocals and bass, along with Laurent Grangeon (guitar and vocals) and band namesake Mathias Wakrat (drums) to formulate a solid mix of punchy, rhythmic and dynamic punk rock. The 9 track collection hits its apex of bruising assault lyrics that battled cry of societal angst within songs like "Generation Fucked." The song and#generationfucked helped to establish The Republic of Wakrat - as the band recently claimed Parliament Square in London as their own sovereign state, which took place last month in an audacious protest designed to expose the failings of the current political system. Hundreds of supporters descended on what was formerly known as Parliament Square to join in the protest with WAKRAT.
On the flip side of the album being fueled by political dissent and questioning of authority, the project also captures some heartfelt personal issues at the forefront of tracks like current single "Sober Addiction," that Commerford said was his "knee-jerk denial of opportunities in his life." He explains, "All the things that I said no to, that I should have given a shot, tried out, said yes. Tried it different. Done it differently. And then where would I be today?" Plus, previously released track "Knucklehead," which is about feeling trapped and alone. The debut's raw delivery is surely set to shock the system of its listeners.
Don't miss WAKRAT supporting PROPHETS OF RAGE on the Make America Rage AgainNorth American headline tour. All tour dates listed below.
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Wakrat Track Listing:
1. "Sober Addiction"
2. "The Number"
3. "Generation F-ed"
4. "Nail in the Snail"
5. "La Liberté ou la Mort"
6. "The Thing"
8. "New Clear"
9. "Pigs in a Blanket"
WAKRAT 2016 TOUR DATES (w/ Prophets of Rage)
Aug 19 Fairfax, VA @ Eagle Bank Arena
Aug 20 Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion
Aug 21 Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
Aug 23 Montreal, Canada @ Bell Centre
Aug 24 Toronto, Canada @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 26 Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 27 Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
Aug 28 Uncasville, CT @ Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 30 Québec, Canada @ Centre Videotron
Sep 01 Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sep 03 Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 04 Saint Louis, MO@ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 05 Bonner Springs, KS @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
Sep 07 Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 10 Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre
Sep 11 Ridgefield, WA @ Sunlight Supply Amphitheater
Sep 13 Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 15 Inglewood, CA @ The Forum
Sep 17 Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep 25 Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep 27 Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
Sep 30 Saint Augustine, FL @ St. Augustine Amphitheatre
Oct 01 Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct 02 West Palm Beach, FL @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre
Oct 04 Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Oct 05 Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Oct 08 The Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 09 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center
Oct 11 El Paso, TX @ El Paso County Coliseum
Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center