Michigan’s fiery Thunderbirds are Now! have been out of duty for about decade, but like the phoenix they are rising again and have just dropped their first new single since 2007. What brought them back? Donald Trump, kinda:
It’s 2017 and there are two new Thunderbirds Are Now! songs to listen to. We haven’t recorded new music since the release of our 2007 album “Make History,” and given the current chaotic political climate, now seemed like a good time to come back. We took two older songs that we never captured to “tape” (or a computer’s hard drive, as it were), reworked the lyrics, and came out the other side with perhaps the best two songs we’ve ever written. Although we’ve never been the most overtly political band, we felt compelled to not only say something about what is going on, but to do something, too.
That’s why all the proceeds we collect from the Bandcamp downloads of these songs will go directly to benefiting the ACLU. It’s not the most we can do to give back, but it certainly isn’t the least either. There are injustices in this world that need fighting, and so if these songs compel you to donate to a worthy cause, then all the better.
You can hear that fire in their bellies on both energized rippers, which you can stream below.
But will they tour? While we wait for that to be answered, Destroy this Place, which features members of Thunderbirds are Now!, released Animal Rites in 2015, and will play Farmdale, MI’s New Way Bar on July 28.
Outsiders b/w Operate by Thunderbirds Are Now!
Animal Rites by Destroy This Place