Violent Femmes to Drop ‘We Can Do Anything’ In March

Posted on: January 8th, 2016 at 9:43 am by

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Violent Femmes: Brian Ritchie, Gordon Gano and Brian Viglione/Photo by Herman Asph

Indie rock stalwarts Violent Femmes will bring us We Can Do Anything on [PIAS] on March 4, their first set of new tuneage since 2000’s Freak Magnet. Um, yeah!

Gordon Gano (singer-songwriter/guitar) and Brian Ritchie (bass)—who have been rockin’ together with with Dresden Dolls’ Brian Viglione (drums) since their 2013 Coachella performance—dug into Gano’s treasure trove of archived songs for the 10-song set. It was put together in Brooklyn, Nashville, Los Angeles, Milwaukee and Denver, while on the road last summer. And fellow collaborator Kevin Hearn of Barenaked Ladies fame is the man behind the album’s clever album cover. He also lent his talents on the accordion, guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals on several tunes, too.

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Let us not forget the fantastic teaser Violent Femmes gifted us with 2015’s Happy New Year EP, which includes the infectious “Love Love Love Love Love.” And “Good For/At Nothing.”

So glad Gano and Ritchie can still pal around, especially after Ritchie had some harsh words for his longtime bandmate in 2007 when Gano allowed the use of “Blister in the Sun” in a Wendy’s commercial. And while the two’s see-sawing vitriol would eventually lead to band to dissolving in 2009, the Violent Femmes delivered a killer cover of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy” in 2008.

Alas, here we are, amped up for new Violent Femmes stuff, and isn’t that truly awesome? Truly.

We Can Do Anything tracklisting:
1. Memory
2. I Could Be Anything
3. Issues
4. Holy Ghost
5. What You Really Mean
6. Foothills
7. Traveling Solves Everything
8. Big Car
9. Untrue Love
10. I’m Not Done

Our week would not be complete without a little classic Violent Femmes. It’s time for a little “Gone Daddy Gone.” Enjoy!

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