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Dropkick Murphys Bring Down the House in New 'Smash Sh*t Up' Video

Gregory Nolan

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The video was released in advance of new album & upcoming Boston blowout shows.

Do you really need a reason to break stuff? Of course not, but the experience will be much more cathartic when paired with some of the Dropkick Murphys' working-class punk rock.

Ken Casey and the boys from Boston are back with the song "Smash Sh*t Up," longing for the days of "owing people money and causing others harm" -- you know, typical teenage stuff, "being a rebel and smashing sh*t up." In the video, Casey, Al Barr, James Lynch, Tim Brennan and Jeff DaRosa take to a house with sledgehammers, baseball bats and pickaxes before Casey jumps behind the controls of a backhoe and rips the place down. The video was directed and edited by Chris Friend with a concept by Casey, shot on location in Boston using all local camera operators.

The song is Dropkick Murphys at their best, hammering drums and guitar coupled with a call-and-response chorus and salty lyrics that make for a perfect three-pints deep sing-along anthem.

The first single is from their forthcoming new album, set for release this fall. The song is available digitally and on limited-edition colored vinyl paired with B-side “The Bonny,” a cover of Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon’s 2019 song.

Meanwhile, opening acts have been announced for Dropkick Murphys’ Boston Blowout celebration in the days leading up to  St. Patrick’s Day

March 13 @ Encore Boston Harbor with openers Lars Frederiksen (from Rancid), Glen Matlock (from Sex Pistols)

March 14 @ House of Blues Boston with openers The Old Firm Casuals featuring with Lars Frederiksen

March 15 @ House of Blues Boston with openers The Old Firm Casuals featuring with Lars Frederiksen and Kneecap

March 16 @ Big Night Live with openers The Old Firm Casuals featuring with Lars Frederiksen and Lenny Lashley (from Darkbuster)

Tuesday, March 17 @ House of Blues Boston with Darkbuster and Jim Weeks Band

Purchase the vinyl for Smash Sh*t Up” here and watch the video below: