Oxymorrons are a once-in-a-generation band. Bringing together the roots and attitude of both punk and hip-hop to create something wholly positive, they are special in so many ways. Bringing groups together that may never have crossed paths and doing so in a stark and vulnerable way, their journey is just beginning and is already helping so many people. And now, we have the next step in the form of their debut album.
That debut album is going to be called Melanin Punk and will be released on October 20 via Mascot Records. The band had this to say about what it represents to them:
““It’s about community, not division. Oxymorrons is for us, but the project represents the people and what brings us together. Our whole human existence is about connection. It’s everyone in the band’s uniqueness that makes us the crazy melting of sound and that’s a great analogy to how we feel about the world as a whole.”
The artwork looks like this:
And the tracklisting like this:
02. “Graveyard Words”
03. “Look Alive (Netic)”
04. “Head For The Hills ft. Kid Bookie”
05. “Melanin Punk”
06. “Last Call ft. Troi Irons”
07. “Mike Shinoda Flow ft. Hyro The Hero”
09. “Re-Up Ft. KANNER”
10. “Moon Chasers”
You can also check out a new track right now in the form of “Graveyard Words”. A slice of modern pop-punk intensity sprinkled with crushing intent and harsh truths, it’s a wonderful place to kick off this exciting new chapter.
The band had this to say: “It’s about speaking with intentions. Words carry weight, and you can manifest positivity but also negativity with the things you say – on the extreme side of the spectrum it could cost you your life. It’s about the laws of attraction through words.
The chorus sounds like a threat coming from an individual – like ‘yo watch yer mouth or I’ll f*ck you up’ – but it was really written from the perspective of the universe/karma warning us humans. A small example is we try not to use the word ‘hate’ in our vocabulary when describing something we don’t like.
We’re not always successful, but just trying to remove that word so that we don’t attract hatred into our life and leave that portal open for hate to come through. You attract what you project, and we project positivity.”
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You can also hear the open and honest “Last Call” right now as well:
And if that wasn’t enough, Oxymorrons will also be joining Corey Taylor on his upcoming solo tour. Here are all the dates you need to know:
- Aug 25 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore Auditorium
- Aug 27 – Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater
- Aug 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
- Aug 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
- Aug 31 – Chicago, IL @ Riviera Theatre
- Sept 02 – Chesterfield, MO @ The Factory
- Sept 05 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
- Sept 07 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
- Sept 9 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Andrew J Brady Music Center
- Sept 12 – Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theater
- Sept 13 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues