The Dropkick Murphys are back! The New England punk rockers released their ninth album 11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory today for your listening pleasure. The LP features, well, 11 songs that are filled with punchy guitar riffs, harmonized chants passionate enough to shake up Boston's TD Garden and those beloved Celtic bagpipes.
Stream it via Spotify below:
11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory is the band's first album since 2013's Signed and Sealed in Blood. Along with the release, Dropkick Murphys also shared the video for their new single “Paying My Way.”
Directed by Chris Curtis, the black-and-white video focuses on the various personalities of the band members. The close-up shots of their emotive faces match the intensity of the song, which is about overcoming struggles like drug addiction, gun violence and abuse.
Next up, prep yourself for this year's St. Patrick's Day with Dropkick Murphys' guide to enjoying the holiday: