Massachusetts punk trio Already Dead are sharing their new song and music video “My Collar Is Blue,” and you can check it out right here at New Noise.
Watch the video here:
The band share their thoughts:
“‘My Collar is Blue’ is about working-class men and women who dedicate their lives to being just that. Also, the notion that while it may seem like other, more ‘elite’ classes control whichever city they are in, it’s the working class who directly affect the growth, advancement, and even the daily function of that city. It is an ode to the past, present, and future of the working class.”
From the roads underneath our tires to the skyscrapers high amongst the clouds, everything around us was physically built by the working class. And those blue collar builders living in the present have a responsibility to carry the torch for both those who came before and those who will follow, and the core of that message is on loud display in the Already Dead’s new music video for “My Collar Is Blue.”
The Massachusetts punk trio unleash the visual to the title track of their lively debut album, recorded at The Bridge Sound and Stage in Cambridge and released back in October, around the same time the new band was nominated for Punk Artist of the Year in the 2022 Boston Music Awards. The video was filmed and directed by Roberto A. Terrones, with Already Dead posted up and playing live in the garage at the Weaver family homestead North Reading while a century’s worth of working class footage highlights the track’s underlying message.
The anthemic “My Collar Is Blue,” a street-punk fight song fueled by folk mindfulness, a slight outlaw country twang, and proper nods to their Celtic heritage (complete with bodhrán and mandolin), roars out of the speakers with an impassioned, all-together fury. It’s a heavy battlecry, relaying a message that carries forward from generation to generation.
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Photo courtesy of Roberto A. Terrones