We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Fleshies’ new song “NOmaste” (listen below). The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming album Introducing The Fleshies, which is scheduled to be released through Dirt Cult Records. You can pre-order the album here.
The band commented on the song:
In case anyone was thinking that all of the lyrics on ‘Introducing The Fleshies’ were about bashing and/or deprogramming fascists, ‘NOmaste’ is dedicated to all the ‘enlightened and mindful’ neoliberal capitalists. You know, the ones who cherry pick a few decontextualized aspects of nonwestern spiritual practices to somehow convince themselves that their material success and socioeconomic status is justified and is a result of their own efforts, rather than their privileged structural positions in society and willingness to step on others for personal gain.
MAY 2 – Corvallis, OR at @Mudville Stadium
MAY 3 – Tacoma, WA at Jankuland
MAY 4 – Seattle, WA at Victory Lounge w/@Clarko, more tba
MAY 5 – Portland, OR at Tonic Lounge w/ Fleshies // Divers // Daydream(PDX record release)
MAY 9 – San Francisco, CA at The Knockout w/Meat Market, Nopes, Difficult (Bay Area record release)
MAY 10 – San Pedro, CA at Recess Ops w/Bombon
MAY 11 – San Diego, CA at kensington club
MAY 12 – Los Angeles, CA at The Smell w/Dimber, Marriage Material, Honda Daze
About the band:
Fleshies (est. 1999) are a loud punk band from Oakland, California. They are noted for their intense, wild, and often homoerotic stage presence, abrasive-yet-catchy songs that warp and invert countless rock and punk tropes, radical (verging on wingnut) left-wing politics, and punishing tour schedules from the past (133 shows in 131 days at one point in 2003). They have released numerous well-received albums and singles on labels such as Alternative Tentacles, Recess, Life Is Abuse, Thrillhouse, and Adeline, and are on countless compilations (such as MaximumRocknRoll’s Noise Ordinance LP).
Introducing The Fleshies (Dirt Cult Records), the band’s new full-length album, represents a return to form, capturing the energy, raw power, incisive lyrical commentary/humor, and brutalist melodicism of their earlier releases like Kill The Dreamer’s Dream (2001) and The Sicilian (2003). Recorded and engineered by Brian Plaskett, mastered by Daniel Husayn (North London Bomb Factory). (The) Fleshies are Mattowar, Yvan Kawecki, John No, Brian Plaskett, and Hamiltron (all of whom are original members).
FFO: Poison Idea, Vexx, Fitz of Depression, Hickey, Born Against, Scared of Chaka, Night Birds, Neighborhood Brats, Sparks
Top photo by Niki Pretti