Downtown Boys debut new album track “Lips That Bite” on Adult Swim

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Cost Of Living out August 11 on Sub Pop via Inertia Music

America’s most exciting punk band.
Rolling Stone

Accompanied by production from Greg Norman and Fugazi’s
Guy Picciotto, Downtown Boys sound sharper than ever,
their urgency tightened into a raging storm.

Pitchfork, Best New Track

“[A Wall] feels powerful enough to break down any physical boundary.

“Downtown Boys’ mission: to reject boundaries that
separate our humanity.


Downtown Boys savagely stand their ground with the new album cut (and follow-up to the politically charged single “A Wall”) “Lips That Bite”, which premiered on Adult Swim Singles Program. The Providence, RI band will release their third album, Cost of LivingFriday August 11 on Sub Pop via Inertia Music.

Downtown Boys use their ferocious energy and powerhouse live shows to unite crowds in the struggle to smash racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts.

Cost of Living is Downtown Boys’ first record for Sub Pop, and the band is using this new platform as a megaphone for their protest music, amplifying and centering Chicana, queer, and Latino voices in the far-too-whitewashed world of rock. The album is at once incendiary, cathartic, and fun, melding the band’s revolutionary ideals with boundless energy. Produced by Fugazi’s Guy Picciotto, one of indie-rock’s most mythological figures (he also produced Blonde RedheadThe Gossip, and others), Cost of Living shows a sense of maturity without compromising the band’s righteous assault and captivating presence.

The position of Downtown Boys has been clear since they started storming through basements and DIY spaces with their radically-minded, indefatigable rock music: they are here to topple the white-cis-het hegemony and draft a new history. This is how Downtown Boys began, and their resolve has only strengthened as both their sound and audience have grown. Like the socially conscious groups of years past, from Public Enemy to Rage Against the Machine, Downtown Boys harness powerful sloganeering, repetitive grooves, and earworm hooks to create one of the most necessary musical statements of today.

Downtown Boys
Cost Of Living

  1. A Wall
    3. I’m Enough (I Want More)
    4. Somos Chulas (No Somos Pendejas)
    5. Play
    6. Promissory Note
    7. Because You
    8. Violent Complicity
    9. It Can’t Wait
    10. Tonta
    11. Heroes (Interlude)
    12. Lips That Bite
    13. Clara Rancia
    14. Bulletproof (Outro)

Cost Of Living by Downtown Boys is out Friday August 11
on Sub Pop via Inertia Music
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Featured Photo Credit : Miguel Rosario

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