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Racetraitor release new music, announce reunion show

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 11:22 AM PT


Chicago, IL straight edge hardcore band Racetraitor has been back in action as of late. As you may or may not recall, the group broke up in 1999 and its members went on to play in Fall Out Boy, Creation Is Crucifixion, and Arma Angeleus, among others. Today, the band released two tracks, a new song called "By The Time I Get To Pennsylvania" along with a new recording of an early demo, "Damaged."

Additionally, Racetraitor will play a show on Saturday, October 22 at the Cobra Lounge in Chicago, IL.

Reuniting the band's "classic" lineup of vocalist Mani Mostofi, drummer Andy Hurley, guitarists Dan Binaei and Eric Bartholomae, and bassist Brent Decker, the songs receive release online and on flexi disc via Organized Crime Records.

"We had discussed playing a show or doing something else over the years, but nostalgia was never all that motivating, so the idea died," explains Hurley. "But with everything happening in the past couple of years, from the way things heated up in Ferguson, Missouri, to the rise in xenophobia and bigotry reflected by the popularity of Donald Trump, making new music with Racetraitor felt important again. We needed to respond to this moment in history in our own way."




28 comments


anonymous
9/27/2016 11:37:59 AM
sean muttaqi is coming out to go guest vocals for a song I heard.

anonymous
9/27/2016 12:21:10 PM
yawwwwwwn

9/27/2016 12:30:05 PM
Burn It Down split was my jam

anonymous
9/27/2016 1:08:43 PM
"Two new tracks" .....

anonymous
9/27/2016 1:33:38 PM
Good dudes backtard

anonymous
9/27/2016 2:41:13 PM
Botch is not stoked

anonymous
9/27/2016 2:43:55 PM
Stop the show listen up we've got something to say and it's important can't hear the words you say or the notes you play and you're not changing the world

anonymous
9/27/2016 4:44:40 PM
I'll read about this later on Pitchfork.

anonymous
9/27/2016 4:54:18 PM
who cares.

anonymous
9/27/2016 6:53:20 PM
"Cursed" off of "burn the idol of the white messiah" is MY jam...

anonymous
9/27/2016 8:24:26 PM
LORD ACKBAR!

anonymous
9/27/2016 8:55:15 PM
I missed this band. Stoked to hear new stuff.

anonymous
9/27/2016 11:53:03 PM
pete wentz???

anonymous
9/28/2016 5:04:24 AM
anonymous8 hours ago
I missed this band. Stoked to hear new stuff

^is 17 years old pretending he's in the know about old bands

anonymous
9/28/2016 5:55:44 AM
Remember when they supported the 9-11 attack? Everyone seems to forget about that. Sounds like Hurley is drumming again too...bring back killtheslavemaster next.

anonymous
9/28/2016 6:06:07 AM
^^^ remember when you had to log in with a username on this site, instead of hiding behind "anonymous" all of the time?

anonymous
9/28/2016 7:58:47 AM
Says the anonymous guy

anonymous
9/28/2016 8:44:22 AM
LORD ACKBAR!

anonymous
9/28/2016 9:00:22 AM
sounds just like NAILS only shittier

anonymous
9/28/2016 9:05:13 AM
^^^ EXACTLY! Nails "goes away'' and this crap band shows up!? NAILS FOR LIFE

anonymous
9/28/2016 9:44:10 AM
looks like all the originals sans Jones are coming back into the fold on this one. pass

anonymous
9/28/2016 10:03:20 AM
Nothing but a bunch of trust fund babies from the north shore burbs of Chicago wearing thrift store clothes driving their Volvos.

anonymous
9/28/2016 11:15:31 AM
Rise of bigotry? Alright. They weren't good back then and damn sure aren't good now.

anonymous
9/28/2016 11:26:49 AM
Haha to the trust fund comment, the singer actually is a trust fund kid. I heard hes a lawyer as well.

anonymous
9/28/2016 12:07:21 PM
CHAKA MALIK HERE. HARDCORE IS ONLY FOR RICH P U S S I E S. TRUST FUND F A G S COMPLAINING ABOUT SOCIETIES PROBLEMS THAT NEVER AFFECT THEM.

anonymous
9/29/2016 8:12:39 AM
^^^ remember when you had to log in with a username on this site, instead of hiding behind "anonymous" all of the time? yeah I post as "anonymous" too,see the irony here? I personally am glad that webbie allowed this to happen, as some fck face loser from Ohio whining about their "Hank-the uber dog" steady jocking a username I previously used... I had asked for him to be Internet Proxy banned from this board-then Low & behold a dipshit named "Snoopy" pops up.

anonymous
9/29/2016 5:31:07 PM
^^ YOU MAD TOILET JUICEBOX

anonymous
9/29/2016 9:41:09 PM
^^ YOU MAD TOILET JUICEBOX-Oh!!! you sure as shit showed me!!!!! Tampon squeegee.