Gen And The Degenerates have announced their debut album ‘Anti-Fun Propaganda’, set for release February 23.
The album reveal has been heralded by the release of new single ‘Famous’, which follows recent track ‘Big Hit Single’.
It’s a fuzzy new track that might sound like a fun-filled anthem but has a deeper message, with the band’s lead vocalist Gen sharing:
“It’s kind of a poison pill disguised as a pop confection. It’s taking a satirical look at celebrity culture, materialism, and where we draw our self-worth from, but it’s masquerading as a sexy, unrequited love song.
“That’s how it began life, but we reworked the music with Ross [Orton, producer] towards a darker place, and the lyrics took a more sarcastic and satirical turn…”
It arrives with a brand-new video – check it out below.
Ross Orton recorded and produced the full ‘Anti-Fun Propaganda’ LP – the producer whose prior credits famously include Arctic Monkeys, Amyl and the Sniffers and Gang of Four, to name a few.
The record has been billed as a coming-of-age story that sees the band as both a tight-knit unit and individuals wrestling with modern society and all the sexuality, gender politics and volatility that entails.
As Gen has further said of the LP:
“The vibe of the album is ‘…anybody else seeing this?’
“It covers some heavy subject matter, but my inability to write anything sincere means there’s always a sense of humour and absurdism throughout.
“We’d always struggled with our sound on record, but meeting and working with Ross, something just seemed to click into place. We make a lot of noise, and Ross was the first person to capture that and refine it.”
The band will also hit the road across the US with legendary Celtic punks, FLOGGING MOLLY, across America in early 2024.
See the full list of dates below.
16 Mashantucket CT, Foxwoods Resort Casino, The Great Cedar Showroom
17 Montclair NJ, The Wellmont Theate
18 Atlantic City, NJ, Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
20, Norfolk VA, The NorVa
21 Richmond VA, The National
23 Charles Town VA, Hollywood Casino Event Centre
24 Jim Thorpe NY, Penn’s Peak
25 Huntington NY, The Paramount
27 Winston-Salem NC, The Ramkat
28 Chattanooga TN, The Signal
1 Nashville IN, Brown County Music Centre
2 Madison, WI, The Sylvee
3 Green Bay WI, EPIC Event Center Green Bay
5 West Des Moines IA, Val Air Ballroom
6 Davenport IA, Capitol Theatre
8 Kansas City, MO, Uptown Theatre
9 Mulvane, KS, Kansas Star Casino
10 Lincoln, NE, Bourbon Theatre
12 Boulder, CO, Boulder Theatre
And check out the ‘Anti-Fun Propaganda’ album artwork and track-list below.
Kids Wanna Dance
Girls! Ft. Uninvited
That’s Enough Internet For Today
All Figured Out
Plan B (Interlude)
BIG HIT SINGLE