After an 11-year hiatus, Atari Teenage Riot is back. Is This Real? will be dropping in June on Dim Mak Records.
This. Is. The. Awesome.
I can not tell you how excited I am. This is like a dream come true. Many of my friends know of my obsession with this band. I was lucky enough to catch them once in my lifetime.
To make this dream a reality, I have two songs from the upcoming release and I must say, wow. These guys (and gal) have not changed a bit.
Check out “Activate”:Atari Teenage Riot - Activate
Check out “Blood In My Eyes”:Atari Teenage Riot - Blood In My Eyes
About the songs:
“Activate!” starts the album with Atari Teenage Riot’s most concise statement of intent yet. On a backing of explosive 1991 hardcore jungle synths, super collider bass kicks, and guitar shrapnel Alec, Nic, and Kidtronik spurn us into a campaign of equality, activation, and eradication of ignorance.
“Blood In My Eyes” features Nic Endo on lead vocal. She speaks out for the multitude of women who have become the victims of human trafficking, their sexuality exploited for financial gain right under the gaze of the ineffectual governments of the self-proclaimed civilized west. Nic, wholly in tune with her trademark Japanese face-paint depicting “Resistance,” makes her point in the inimitable Atari way.