Palaye Royale address “gun violence epidemic,“ raise funds with new song
Palaye Royale get political in their latest single for a good cause.November 21, 2019
The rock trio signed with Sumerian Records in 2015 releasing Boom Boom Boom (Side A) and Boom Boom Room (Side B) in 2016 and 2018 respectively. Their next album, The Bastards, will capture huge changes for the rock group. The band have hopes of finishing the album this month, delivering it to their label and then hopefully the world come Valentine’s Day.
Palaye Royale have previously released three videos for their tracks “Hang Onto Yourself,” “Nervous Breakdown” and “Fucking With My Head” off the new album. Guitarist Sebastian Danzig revealed the name of the new track in an interview with AltPress where the band discussed their upcoming album.
“We’re actually focused on things that are happening in our lives and everyone else’s lives around us,” he reveals. ‘Massacre, The American Dream’ is like that: We’re writing about gun violence and things actually happening in the world, thinking that we can have a small voice in this really big world. If we have a little bit of a voice, we’re going to use it.”
Palaye Royale are looking to exhibit their own creativity in the ever-changing world that often seems unfairly cruel in the wake of a rise in gun violence in our country.
“It’s a new era,” Danzig says. “I think we just really wanted to push the boundaries more so than just being able to talk about it.”
The rock trio took to Twitter late last night to reveal that their new track, “Massacre, The New American Dream,” is available everywhere for streaming. Proceeds made from the single sales will be donated to March of Our Lives and Giffords: Courage To Fight Gun Violence.
The newest single, “Massacre, The New American Dream” is available everywhere.
— Palaye Royale (@PalayeRoyale) November 21, 2019
Fans quickly took to Twitter to rave over the new single and to thank Palaye Royale for their selfless charitable act.
Just bought it off itunes 🖤 Its absolutely phenomenal and touches on a subject we desperately need to fix.
— TickleMeEmo_ (@_TickleMeEmo_) November 21, 2019
“GENERATION Y. GENERATION WHY ARE WE SO CASUAL ABOUT THESE CASUALTIES” @PalayeRoyale thank you so FUCKING much for making a song on subject matter that is so important today. i love this fucking band PLEASE listen to Massacre, The New American Dream
— danielle (@Elvenuris) November 21, 2019
it is time for us the youth to take action on gun violence, this issue cannot be underestimated and ignored anymore. we need to stand up&united, together we'll fight against this. we are the 21st century revolutionary
— Baby Yaga (@NaylaDeyuti) November 21, 2019
Just an hour after releasing the new track, Palaye Royale took to Twitter again to respond to a fans statement about gun violence, fighting for the rights of the people and “Masasace: The New American Dream.”
This is a protest. In hopes to give this new generation a revolution in the form of an anthem. We are all on the verge of waking up and truly understanding that people should not be afraid of their government, government should be afraid of their people.
This is a protest. In hopes to give this new generation a revolution in the form of an anthem. We are all on the verge of waking up and truly understanding that people should not be afraid of their government, government should be afraid of their people. https://t.co/OIYClLxmSk https://t.co/Dopb6etisb
— Palaye Royale (@PalayeRoyale) November 21, 2019
You can check out the new song below or here.
You can catch Palaye Royale on tour overseas in the new year, with a one-off date left in the United States. Check out a full list of dates below and purchase your tickets here.
12/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
02/16 – Dublin, IE @ Button Factory
02/17 – Belfast, UK @ Oh Yeah Music Centre
02/18 – Glasgow, UK @ The Garage
02/19 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz Manchester
02/21 – London, UK @ O2 Empire Shepherds Bush
02/23 – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Institute
02/24 – Bristol, UK @ SWX
02/26 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich
02/27 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
02/28 – Antwerpen, BE @ Zappa
02/29 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
03/02 – Koln, [email protected] Bürgerhaus Stollwerck
03/04 – Berlin, DE @ Lido Berlin
03/05 Copenhagen, DK @ Pumpehuset
03/06 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret Scene
03/07 – Stockholm, SE @ Fryshuset Klubben
03/09 – Leipzig, DE @ Werk 2
03/10 – Warsaw, PL @ Proxima
03/11 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna Music Bar
03/12 – Budapest, HU @ A38 Ship
03/14 – Wien, AT @ Flex
03/15 – Muncher, DE @ Technikum München
03/17 – Zurich, [email protected] Plaza
03/ 18 – Milano, [email protected] Santeria Toscana 3103/19 – Lyon, France @ Hard Rock Cafe Lyon
03/20 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz
03/21 – Madrid, ES @ Sala Caracol
03/24 – Kyiv, UA @ Bel etage Concert Club
03/26 – Saint Petersburg, RU @ Mod Club
03/27 – Moskva, RU @ 1930 Moscow
What’s your favorite track Palaye Royale have released from The Bastards so far? Let us know in the comments below!
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