Leftover Crack Premieres New Album 'Constructs of the State' (Exclusive)

Ash Thayer
Leftover Crack

The new album from political punk hellraisers Leftöver Crack is here -- here’s to thirteen new songs to help you forget Donald Trump’s thirteen (at least) most recent sound bites.

That’s right, for the first time since 2004, the genre-hopping, always-collaborating collective is back with a new LP. It’s called Constructs of the State, so thankfully, the socially aware, socially cynical, and socially destructive among us have something to rally to just before the 2016 electron kicks into high gear. It drops Nov. 27 via Fat Wreck Chords, but you can stream it a week ahead of schedule, exclusively via Billboard below:

From war to crooked cops to overcrowded prisons, Leftöver Crack rages against society’s myriad ills through a rip-roaring grab bag of ska-punk licks, impromptu horns and banjo, and hey, massive hooks. “War at Home,” the final track, features a highly unexpected synthesizer attack, and might just be the best song here. At any rate, this record rips and it's the band's first in over a decade, so we suggest you cancel at least most of your weekend plans. 

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Leftöver Crack’s third album in 14 years also features guest contributions from Jesse Michaels (Operation Ivy), Penny Rimbaud (Crass), Jack Talcum (the Dead Milkmen), and many more. 

On Nov. 28 in Berkeley, Cali., the band embarks on a North American tour, with full dates available here. Also, pre-orders for Constructs of the State are available here