Listen to Violent Femmes' First Song in 15 Years, 'Love Love Love Love Love'

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Violent Femmes performs onstage during day 2 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2013 in Indio, California.

We haven't heard new material from the Violent Femmes in since 2000's Freak Magnet, but on Wednesday the Milwaukee punk trio released a new track and announced an upcoming EP that'll be out in April. 

The song's called "Love Love Love Love Love" and leads the release of the four-song Happy New Year, which drops for Record Store Day on April 18 on translucent champagne-colored vinyl. It's a shuffling ode to the single life, as singer Gordon Gano announces "some people know when to settle down, me I can't help but wonder what's on the other side."

The track was recorded on New Year's Eve in Hobart, Tasmania, which isn't something we get to say very often. 

In 2007, the Femmes were embroiled in inter-band lawsuit where bassist Brian Ritchie sued Gano, saying he was deprived of credit for some of the group's songs and a proper accounting of its earnings. They have since reunited and performed festival shows over the past couple years. 

Listen to "Love Love Love Love Love" here:


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