The Violent Femmes are set to make a triumphant return with a new LP this coming March.
We Can Do Anything will be the pivotal 80s indie rock band’s first new album in 15 years following 2000’s Freak Magnet. The band previously shared that much of the album is made from a “trove of old cassette demos and journals.”
“Memory” is the first glimpse of that new album, which frontman Gordon Gano says is originally an older song. “We even recorded it as a demo many years ago,” Gano told NPR. “And then it was forgotten about until digging into [our] archives, which led us to record it anew and release it.”
Their new track has all the grungy angst of their formative years, mixed with the frustrations that comes along from growing into your middle ages. It’s about memories fading the older you get, with Gano belting lines like “I can’t remember the name of your hometown. I don’t remember the color of your eyes.”
Listen to the track above.
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