Last week FEVER 333 announced the details of a new EP called 'Wrong Generation', written by vocalist Jason Aalon Butler after 13 days out on the streets of LA protesting the murder of George Floyd back in June. This is what he had to say about it:
“This project is art as activism first. I’m talking about what’s happening and what needs to happen. I hope you understand there’s going to be pain in progress. After dismantling and deconstructing all of these things, we can find a beautiful place to be together. For me, this whole EP is that 13 days after 34 years. You fucked with the WRONG GENERATION.”
It's being released on this Friday (October 23) via Roadrunner Records.
Before then, you can listen to the first track right now. And it's an absolute monolith.
Here's 'BITE BACK', which Jason has described like this:
"Everything in this song was what I’d seen during those 13 days and what I felt needed to happen. I saw buildings burn. I saw fights. I saw white allies stepping in front of the National Guard, because they knew they had a power those black bodies behind them did not. What did you expect? When you put any creature in a corner for so long and show them how quickly life can be taken from them, I don’t know what other option there is but fighting back.”
The band are also set to take part in a virtual world tour. Here's Jason explaining that:
“We are so thankful for our allies from all over, so we wanted to find a way to give back to every part of the world that we were lucky enough to reach during our last album cycle. We want to offer a new type of LIVE experience during this pandemic period. Exclusivity to each region, actual live in the moment filming, no edits, utilizing a brand-new DIRECT audio feed, making each demo feels as live as possible in an era where the traditional live performance is seemingly unachievable. We feel we have a found a way that most closely achieves that essence in a way that has not yet been done.”
Here's the dates, locations and times for you:
23 - LONDON 8:00PM BST / EUROPE 9:00PM CEST
24 - LOS ANGELES 8:00PM PST
27 - SYDNEY 7:00PM AEST / TOKYO 8:00PM JST
28 - NEW YORK 9:00PM EST
29 - MOSCOW 9:00PM MST
30 - CHICAGO 8:00PM CST / MEXICO CITY 8:00PM CDT