Ahead of their tenth studio album While We’re At It, mixed by Grammy ward winning producer Ted Hutt (Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, The Bouncing Souls, The Gaslight Anthem), ska punks The Mighty Mighty BossToneS have revealed the first track to be released from it, Wonderful Day for the Race, with vocalist Dicky Barrett saying of the album ‘This is what we do best’, before adding ‘It’s us firing on all of our cylinders. This is where we’re at in our lives with no regrets.’
The track though is inspired by something a little closer to home as Barrett explains “That song was based on the insignificance of what we truly are, up against the importance of what we are,” says Dicky Barrett. “Our place in the universe and who we think we are versus who we really are. It flip-flops back and forth between those two thoughts, ultimately landing on the importance of love and unity. It’s a wonderful day for the race.” “I was always caught off guard,” says Barrett. “As a dopey kid, I would go, ‘What race?’ And he would always go, ‘The human race.’ It’s a tribute to him as well as a good message. We’re lucky to have what we have. We have this day, and we have who we are in ourselves. If that’s your starting point, that’s pretty damn good.”
If it’s good time, singalong, melodic punk-ska you’re after, then Wonderful Day for the Race fits right in with their enviable cannon of, well, good time, melodic punk-ska I guess. Check it out, here
New album While We’re At It is due out on July 27th via their very own Big Rig Records.