Published Jul 12, 2017Toronto punk rockers Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs unleash their new self-titled LP at the end of this month, and Exclaim! is giving you a preview of things to come with the premiere of album cut "Ragnarok."
The track marks the first of three songs that kick off the upcoming LP's second side, preceding "Teenage Release" and "PHD."
"It's about self-actualization, and realizing what and where you want to be," Coffey explains. "The part before the chorus — 'Tell me the name of my guiding star' — is like learning your real name for the first time, like when Clark Kent found out he was Kal-El. I always thought I'd live and die in my ergonomic office chair until I realized that I was pretty much born to rock."
In addition to deeper, revelatory meaning of the song, he also notes: "Ragnarok is also a rad sword in most of the Final Fantasy games."
Hear the band channel that power in to a raucous rock'n'roll anthem.
Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs is out July 28 via Dine Alone/Burger Records. Scroll past the band's upcoming tour dates to listen to "Ragnarok" below.
07/17 Toronto, ON - 102.1 The Edge
07/22 Coney Island, NY - Burger Records Beach Bash
07/24 New York City, NY - Alphaville
08/18 Elora, ON - Riverfest Afterparty
08/19 Muskoka Lakes, ON - Kee to Bala*
08/25 Ottawa, ON - Hopped and Confused^
08/29 Toronto, ON - CNE*
09/13 Ottawa, ON - Dominion Tavern
09/14 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal
* with the Sheepdogs
^ with Yukon Blonde