Music

With Apologies to Morrissey: Rancid’s Brand New “Last One To Die”

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Hellcat Records

Made By Squad

In the future, perhaps, more people will figure out how to turn blogs like this one into mobile banner-ad album promotion tools, complete with release date and the promise of free tickets, but thus far, the honor belongs to Rancid alone. Our irritation is, however, neatly balanced by the fact that this song has all the goofy defiant optimism and melody of every prior great Rancid track, ever–many of which, in fact, sounded quite similar to “Last One to Die.” Whatever it is they’ve always had when not doing Life Won’t Wait-era faux-reggae, they still have.