San Francisco-based punk rockers Dead to Me will be releasing their new full-length, ‘Moscow Penny Ante,’ on October 25 via Fat Wreck Chords. The album was recorded with Matt Allison at Atlas Studios in Chicago.
In a press statement, bassist/vocalist Tyson “Chicken” Annicharico remarked, “Our new record ‘Moscow Penny Ante’ marks a new page in the story of Dead to Me, and I honestly couldn’t be more proud of it. It’s a privilege to get to make a new full length record with the new members of our band, and their addition to the song writing process has helped for sure. After spreading our wings a little bit on the last album, African Elephants, we ended up writing a much more cohesive, focused batch of songs this time around. I will always love experimenting musically with Dead to Me, and I am very proud that we remain a band that can’t be summed up or pigeon holed with a few ‘they sound like…’ references. However this new record marks a bit of a return sonically to the songs I was writing when I first started the band years ago. The title ‘Moscow Penny Ante’ is a double meaning of sorts. Malcolm X used to refer to small time hustlers and criminals that were scraping out an existence in the Harlem of his early adulthood as ‘Penny Ante’ crooks. Not really big time enough to be taken seriously by the big time gangsters and organized crime members of the era. We felt this term had a proper analogy to our place in the music ‘industry.’ We scrape by and do what we can, but we think we run a pretty good hustle as it were. Hell, it got me all the way from the tiny dirt road I grew up on to Moscow. Who would have thought?”
Head here for the band’s upcoming tour dates.
Moscow Penny Ante
02. Reckless Behavior
03. The Evolution Will Be Tele-Visualized
04. The Hand with Inherited Rings
05. No Lullabies
06. The Trials of Oscar Wilde
07. The Monarch Hotel
08. Never Relief
09. I Love My Problems
10. Dead Pigeon Tricks
11. Victims of No Ambition
12. The World Has Gone Mad