Nonpoint Unveil New Song ‘Generation Idiot’ + Share In-Studio Footage
It's on! Nonpoint are on their way back with a new album this summer. The band will release The Poison Red on July 8 and here's the first new taste of music with the song "Generation Idiot" (listen below).
With some nifty guitar fret work at the beginning, it's evident that Nonpoint are ready to rock. Frontman Elias Soriano gives the song plenty of aggression and attitude as he nimbly maneuvers around some rather tongue-twisty lyrics, setting all the Internet tough guys and text messaging fair-weather friends in their place.
“Over the past five years, I began to notice people, myself included, getting lost in a few of the simple things – life, art, passions,” Soriano explains. “Everything became a reality TV blog with pictures and comments, likes and dislikes, online bullies and online tough guys. And no one is talking anymore. Everything is texts, emails, replies and denies. They’re all anchors. They all suck the life out of life. It creates zombies with unhinged appetites. It’s a real zombie apocalypse and, motherfucker, I’m grabbing a machete and a shot gun.
"This record tells a lot of stories," says Soriano about their new disc. "Going from guts to glory. Chasing impossible dreams down the rabbit hole. Harsh and honest words with consequences attached. Uncovered rules for the weak, made by the wicked and heartless. Recalling fight or flight moments with a deep breath. And it all starts with a warning to all the world's generations past, present and future to look up, look forward and live their lives loose from social media shackles, online bullying, the devaluation of art and music, and to not be absorbed by the dramatic, megalomaniacal side of politics. Life is right outside of your phone and newsfeed. Go live it and play this record while you do. It'll all start to make sense."
After one-off shows at the Quaker Steak and Lube in Sharon, Pa. on July 23 and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Sioux City, Iowa on Aug. 5, Nonpoint will meet up with In This Moment, Shaman's Harvest and Sunflower Dead for an August run of tour dates. The trek launches Aug. 12 at the Easy Rider Saloon in Sturgis, S.D. and concludes Aug. 20 at Piere's in Fort Wayne, Ind. Dates can be found here.
Check out the new song and footage of the band working in the studio below.
Nonpoint, "Generation Idiot"
Nonpoint, The Poison Red Track Listing
1. "Generation Idiot"
2. "Foaming At the Mouth"
3. "Bottled Up Killer Bees"
4. "Rabbit Hole"
5. "Chasing White Rabbits"
6. "Standing In the Flesh"
7. "Divided.. Conquer Them"
8. "Radio Chorus"
9. "Spanish Radio Hour"
10. "El Diablo"
11. "No Running Allowed"
13. "Be Enough"
14. "My Last Dying Breath"