Like A Fox: Boston’s no hope/no harm unveil new song ‘Roger Ailes Is Dead’



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Yesterday, the digital ink was barely dry on our 4th anniversary party profile on no hope/no harm when the Boston quartet suddenly released a timely new song called “Roger Ailes Is Dead”.


The breezy and upbeat track finds inspiration in two sources that couldn’t be further from one another: One, obviously, is the Fox News founder Ailes, who died yesterday at the age of whatever, and the other is The Smiths’ iconic 1986 album The Queen Is Dead, which lends its moniker and artwork to no hope/no harm’s cause.

This wouldn’t be the first time hope/no harm played on tried and true Smithsisms, as anyone that’s stayed up at night clutching his or her pillow while reciting the lyrics to “Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me” is certainly aware. The song itself, however, takes on its own identity rather fully, and is even a bit of a departure from the band’s other emo, post-hardcore-leaning compositions.

Surely we’ll hear it tonight at Hojoko when they perform live with Photocomfort, and we’ll all raise a glass and sing and dance and laugh and sigh deeply into the abyss of our lives.