D.O.A. - Their punk, their pioneers, get used to it! Wait...you already are!
D.O.A. is back with a vengeance! It looked like Canada's legendary punk pioneers were going to hang it up, as Joe Shithead Keithley, the godfather of "hardcore" sought political office, but that didn't happen this time so the political world's loss is the music world's gain.
D.O.A. has a brand new album, Hard Rain Falling, out now on Sudden Death Records and iTunes, and a tour in the works.
To come up with Hard Rain Falling, Joe, Paddy Duddy (drums) and Mike Maggot (bass) took inspiration from D.O.A.'s early classics: Something Better Change, Hardcore 81 and War on 45 and made the songs quick, short and right to the point. With anthems like "The Cops Shot a Kid," "Punk Rock Hero," "Warmonger," "Kicked In The Teeth" and "Racism Sucks," they take on environmental destruction, racism, street gangs and warmongers. There's even a cover of the reggae classic "Johnny Too Bad." Just what's needed from what some people call Canada's protest band.
"The way I look at it, if D.O.A. is going to be relevant in these tough times, we have to stick to our roots and really stir things up," says Keithley, "we're still doing our best to change this god damn old world for the better."
The first video from D.O.A.'s new album is Pipeline Fever, a funny and sarcastic look at the impending environmental disaster that will happen if oil companies manage to get their way and litter Canada and the USA with pipelines to move Canada's "dirty oil": Bitumen. The oil industry is eager to maximize profits by proposing not one pipeline for Bitumen from Alberta, but four in total: Northern Gateway, the Kinder Morgan expansion, Keystone XL and Energy East.
"Canada is in the middle of an election and a big issue is oil pipelines, I, like most Canadians say transporting bitumen is a disaster waiting to happen, let's work on alternative clean energy," Keithley said. "Apparently PM Stephen Harper has learned nothing from BP's Deepwater Horizon 2010 Gulf of Mexico massive oil disaster, he cares nothing for our irreplaceable environment and future generations."
D.O.A. kick off their Hard Rain Falling tour in September. Talk - Action = 0
D.O.A. Hard Rain Falling Tour Dates
Wednesday September 16th - Jimmy Jazz, Guelph, ON
Thursday September 17th - This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton, ON
Friday September 18th - Bourbon, Barrie, ON
Saturday September 19th - Main Stage Riot Fest, Downsview Park, Toronto, ON - 2 PM set time
Saturday September 19th - Bovine Sex Club, Toronto, ON
Sunday September 20th - The Moustache, Oshawa, ON
Monday September 21st - Windsor Tavern, Van Kleek Hill, ON
Tuesday September 22nd - Katacombes, Montreal, QC
Wednesday September 23rd - Koto, Salem, MA
Thursday September 24th - Firehouse 13, Providence, RI
Friday September 25th , Kung Fu Necktie, Philadelphia, PA
Saturday September 26th - Bowery Electric, New York City, NY
Sunday September 27th - Soul Sounds Inc, Sayville, NY
Tuesday September 29th -Joe Keithley solo acoustic, Cherry Cola, Toronto, ON
Tuesday October 6th - Spirit Bar, Nelson, BC
Wednesday October 7th - Byng Roadhouse, Cranbrook, BC
Thursday October 8th - The Vat, Red Deer, AB
Friday October 9th - Brixx, Edmonton, AB
Saturday October 10th - Joe Keithley solo show 3 PM, Cask & Barrel, Edmonton, AB
Saturday October 10th Saturday October 10th - Nite Owl, Calgary, AB
Saturday November 7th - Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC
D.O.A. West Coast USA tour November 10 - 22 TBA