On Friday, we got our “Bohemian Rhapsody” on. Now we’re flipping the script and blasting out into the workweek with Bohemian Catastrophe.
That’s the title of the forthcoming new self-released sophomore LP from Boston punk band The Runouts, who today (August 27) offer up a late-summer sparkplug in the form of “Straw Man,” a melodic burst of guitar-rock that’s bound to lyrically speak to a certain segment of the population.
“‘Straw Man’ is about being at the age where you’re wedged in between the cynicism of Gen X and the sometimes callow enthusiasm of the Millennial Generation,” Runouts frontman Nolan Hill tells Vanyaland. “It’s an ode to ‘The Waiting Room’ by Fugazi, trying to convey a similar message. Which would be, get off your phone & do something real if you genuinely want to make a difference for yourself & others.”