Photo by Matthew Kadi
Oakland, CA's "queer punk juggernauts" Middle-Aged Queers are back with new music! "Knot Circus" is just pure vintage California punk. You're going to hear elements of Dead Kennedys and the Germs on this one. It's fast and just dripping with the kind of attitude you want from CA punk. Plus, it's not even a minute and a half, so it's going to leave you craving more. As angry as it is, there is still a sense of fun with "Knot Circus," and what's the point of punk if it's not just a little fun?
The band says of the new song:
“Most of the songs on this album were written in the initial lockdown period of Covid-19 and take a much darker approach than our first album; ‘Knot Circus’ is no exception. The song explores the phenomenon of catching people in their worst behavior while questioning if we, the public, are becoming a surveillance state. An interesting change of pace for a band that historically written primarily gay content.”
You can listen to "Knot Circus" below. For their next album, Middle-Aged Queers are keeping the Motley Crue theme of 2020's Too Fag for Love and are calling this new one Shout at the Hetero. It's due out September 2 on Say-10 Records and can be pre-ordered through Bandcamp. For more on Middle-Aged Queers, check out the band's Facebook.