Desaparecidos Shout Out Communists’ Daughter on Fiery New Single
Omaha punks continue piecemeal path following 2002's 'Read Music/Speak Spanish'
Since reuniting last year, Desaparecidos have released a pair of politically charged 7-inch/digital singles. The first featured “MariKKKopa” and “Backsell,” the second held “Anonymous” and “The Left is Right.” Now the Conor Oberst-fronted five-piece have unleashed a third: “The Underground Man” and “Te Amo Camila Vallejo,” which appears to be a tribute to the Chilean communist activist of the same name.
Naturally, the songs are exactly the kind of hot-blooded, post-hardcore anthems that the Omaha crew deprived fans of during their 10-year silence. (The Bright Eyes leader broke away from his main gig for a moment to release Desaparecidos’ Read Music/Speak Spanish in 2002.) Backed by frenzied drumming and tightly coiled guitar-work, Oberst calls for workers to resist their overseers, demands a march down the boulevard (any boulevard will do), and calls some empty suit out for towing the party line even though it makes him sick. Stream and purchase both songs at the Desaparecidos website.
Desaparecidos tour dates:
August 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
October 20 – Englewood, CO @ The Gothic Theatre
October 21 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty Hall
October 22 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
October 24 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
October 25 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
October 26 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
October 27 – Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
October 28 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom
October 30 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
November 1 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
November 3 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
November 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
November 10 – Melbourne, Australia @ Harvest Festival
November 16 – Sydney, Australia @ Harvest Festival
November 17 – Brisbane, Australia @ Harvest Festival