Track Premiere: The Black Halos – ‘Better Days’

Canada’s legendary punk ‘n’ rollers The Black Halos are sharing their new song  “Better Days,” and you can check it out right here at New Noise.

Listen to the song here:

The Black Halos have just announced the release of their anticipated new LP How the Darkness Doubled (due out November 25 on Stomp Records) with an advance video release of “Better Days.”

Regarding their latest video, guitarist Rich Jones says:

“I originally wrote and demoed this song for the last Michael Monroe record, but we decided to take that record in a different direction.  At the time, I realized that a lot of my lyrics for songs had been skewing into negativity, so I wanted to write something with more of an uplifting vibe. There’s some true stories in this song, although they’re not necessarily about one person. It’s about appreciating the here and now and being loyal to the people that have stuck with you through the years. Considering the Halos have been a band for almost 30 years now, it seemed like a no-brainer for us to record this one. And if there’s one thing that we like, it’s no-brainers!”

Formed in the underbelly of the Vancouver punk music scene in 1994, the band were a sneering, snotty, slap in the face to the Seattle grunge scene. Their raucous live shows, particularly an electrifying performance at Seattle’s Rock Candy, garnered the attention of Sub Pop’s Jonathan Poneman, and they promptly signed to Sub Pop imprint Die Young Stay Pretty.

They began touring relentlessly with label mates The Murder City Devils, and soon were sharing stages with big names like The Damned, DOA, L7, The Offspring, Social Distortion, and many more. Within a year of recording their self-titled debut album with Jack Endino (Nirvana, Soundgarden), the band were back in the studio with the legendary producer to record their seminal second album, The Violent Years.

Released on Sub Pop in 2001, the album saw them reach new heights in sales and radio play, including a Top 20 single in Canada with “Some Things Never Fall.” The accompanying video saw regular rotation on both MTV in the United States and Much Music in Canada, helping push the album to the top of Canada’s Earshot Campus Radio Charts. With The Darkness Doubled, The Black Halos are set to reclaim their crown as Canada’s premiere purveyors of punk and glam.

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