The Dropkick Murphys’ new album Going Out In Style just dropped this week via their own Born & Bred Records. In connection with the release, the band released a video for the title track called “Going Out In Style”:
Man I want a Guinness now…
A little info about the video for those of you who might have recognized a few familiar faces (taken from the band’s website):
In the clip–directed by Mark Higgins–a funeral parlor scene quickly becomes a raucous celebration of life. Dropkick Murphys are joined by friends, family and special guests including NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins alumni), fellow musicians Fat Mike (NOFX) and Chris Cheney (The Living End), along with a host of Boston-based celebrities: Micky Ward (boxing champion; The Fighter), Lenny Clarke (Rescue Me actor & comedian), Shawn Thornton (Boston Bruins), Milan Lucic (Boston Bruins), Kevin Youkilis (Boston Red Sox) and Heidi Watney (NESN reporter).
I do not know about you, but I enjoyed that video a lot. I have loved Dropkick for many years now and am stoked that they keep dishing out new material.
I actually just got my hands on the album and hope to have a review soon for you all. Having heard a little bit of it previously I can tell you the Boston punks still have their sound on this concept album of sorts.
I am also going to be seeing them this Sunday at the House of Blues in Cleveland with my brother. The show is sold out and has been for a couple of months now. I was lucky and grabbed tickets early as I knew it would. Saying I am excited is an understatement and I am stoked to be able to take my own brother to the show.