Downtown Boys Debut LP + "Wave of History" Video Out Today via Don Giovanni, Nat’l Headlining Tour

Downtown Boys Debut LP + "Wave of History" Video Out Today via Don Giovanni, Nat’l Headlining Tour

Downtown Boys Stereogum Unveils “Wave of History” Video Directed by Faye Orlove

Debut Full-Length Full Communism Out Today via Don Giovanni

National Headlining Tour Kicks Off May 8
“There’s nothing like a little blistering, politically charged punk to get your blood going.”PAPER Magazine
“In a punk scene that can sometimes seem stale and beholden to trends that have been regurgitating themselves for decades, Providence, Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys are a beam of radical energy” Rookie
“ …the politically-minded Rhode Island punk crew Downtown Boys slam bullying hardcore guitars, X-Ray Spex-y horns and radical lyrical fury together into a moshpit utopia.” Rolling Stone
“People say they’re worried about the next generation; I listen to Downtown Boys and I’ve never been more confident in the future.” – Stereogum
Downtown Boys do what their finest punk-rock forefathers did before them: challenge long-held ideas, and throw you in the pit when things get too heavy.”
Downtown Boys long awaited debut LP Full Communism is released today via Don Giovanni Records! A thrashing record of songs about smashing the prison-industrial complex, racism, queerphobia, capitalism, fascism, boredom, and all things people use to try to close our minds, eyes and hearts, the band is the voice of a generation hell bent on change.

“Know your enemy. Know your context.” These words were animated by Faye Orlove in the opening of Downtown Boys’ new video for album track “Wave of History” which goes on to offer important statistics and highlights historic heroes who have done just that. Created weeks before the riots in Baltimore, it touches upon how far we’ve come and proves a timeless sense of urgency about how far society has yet to go.  Watch the “Wave of History” video where it premiered with Stereogum


Click Image Above To Watch “Wave of History” Video

Downtown Boys are a bilingual political sax punk party from Providence, RI. Full Communism comes at a current critical moment in the struggle for justice being fought in the US and throughout the world. It is set to a commanding tempo programmed make you move regardless of whether singer Victoria Ruiz is singing or shouting. Shifting from English to Spanish, punk to rock to jazz to pure fun, their record is sure to open eyes, rattle ribs and bring dancefloors to their knees. The sextet will be on the road through the spring, hitting New York, DC and Chicago, see all the dates below.

Downtown Boys National Tour Dates
5/8: Pawtucket, RI @ Machines with Magnets
5/9: Boston, MA @ Make Shift Boston
5/15: Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades (w/ The Homewreckers)
5/16: Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space (w/ Priests & Sheer Mag)
5/17: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar (w/ Priests)
5/18: Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
5/19: Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project
5/20: Columbus, OH @ Legion of Doom
5/21: Bloomington, IN @ House Show
5/22: Chicago, IL @ Old Mount Happy
5/23: Milwaukee, WI @ Cocoon Room
5/24: Ann Arbor, MI @ 3rd Death Star
5/25: Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
5/26: Toronto, ON @ S.H.I.G.B.S.
5/27: Ottawa, ON @ House of TARG
5/28: Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
5/29: Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
5/30: Easthampton, MA @ Flywheel

Photo Credit: Jen Cray

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Downtown Boys Debut LP + "Wave of History" Video Out Today via Don Giovanni, Nat’l Headlining Tour