Dropkick Murphys premiere \”Bring It Home\” video

Dropkick Murphys’ video for \”Bring It Home\” – from their new album Okemah Rising, released May 12 via the band\’s Dummy Luck Music / [PIAS] – premieres today via the band\’s YouTube channel: www.YouTube.com/DropkickMurphys.

Okemah Rising continues Dropkick Murphys\’ journey interpreting the work of Woody Guthrie for a new generation, following last year\’s highly-acclaimed This Machine Still Kills Fascists album.

With guest vocals from Jaime Wyatt\”Bring It Home\” showcases a more humorous side of Guthrie – but one that feels every bit as tailor-made for Dropkick Murphys as the working class anthems and protest songs found throughout these two albums. The video\’s mix of animation and found footage depicts the mid-century America on the precipice of modern technological convenience that is the backdrop for Guthrie\’s tale of marital woe.

Okemah Rising is the final acoustic release from Dropkick Murphys’ 2022 recording sessions in Tulsa with trusted collaborator and producer Ted Hutt. This era in the band’s history will be captured in a documentary following their journey writing, recording, and performing the 20 songs they’ve crafted around Woody’s never-before-seen lyrics for these two albums. The two-album cycle has exposed the band to new audiences through airplay on stations like SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country, coverage in outlets such as Rolling Stone CountryPaste, CNN, Americana Highways and SPIN, and via Dropkick Murphys’ first-ever acoustic, reserved-seating theater tour in 2022.

In addition to \”Bring It Home,\” highlights of Okemah Rising include collaborations with folk punk progenitors Violent Femmes on \”Gotta Get To Peekskill\” and Bostonian upstart Jesse Ahern (whose forthcoming album will be released on Dropkick Murphys’ Dummy Luck Music label) on \”Rippin Up The Boundary Line.\” The album comes to a fitting and triumphant close with “I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Tulsa Version.” Dropkick Murphys reinvent and reinvigorate their most famous Guthrie collaboration acoustically without sacrificing any of its punch, passion, and power.

Following sets this past weekend at Boston Calling (playing just before Foo Fighters on Friday, May 26) and Punk Rock Bowling (as Monday\’s headliner), Dropkick Murphys have a handful of upcoming North American festival dates (Atlantic City Beer And Music Festival, Festivoix, Big Birthday Bash, FreshGrass North Adams), as well as summer European festivals. As previously announced, Dropkick Murphys are plugging back in this fall for a full-electric tour joined by The Interrupters and Jesse Ahern, kicking off September 27 in Bangor, ME. Visit https://dropkickmurphys.com/tour/ for all tour dates.

Dropkick Murphys Okemah Rising band members are: Ken Casey (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, tin whistle, accordion, piano, vocals), Jeff DaRosa (guitars, banjo, mandolin, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, percussion, and vocals), James Lynch (guitars and vocals), and Kevin Rheault (bass).