PREMIERE: Trophy Lungs’ “Books And Statues” is apology-punk at its finest

Boston power trio Trophy Lungs has been around since 2012, laying down emotionally charged punk rock destined for a primo slot at the Fest that in another life might be affectionately referred to as “orgcore.” On their debut album, Day Jobs,  the band delivers music that is gruff, energetic and not afraid of a guitar solo or two—plus, it’s surprisingly apologetic, as seen on “Books And Statues,” which we’re premiering today. Who says punks can’t have deep thoughts? Trophy Lungs comments:

“‘Books And Statues’ is about realizing it’s not enough just to talk about being an ‘ally’ or ‘one of the good ones.’ Sometimes, no matter how many articles on street harassment you read and re-post you can still make mistakes and treat women poorly. Sometimes you just have to say sorry, and ‘Books And Statues’ is about the days and weeks spent wrestling with that fact.”

Day Jobs will be released October 9 on Antique Records and can be pre-ordered physically and digitally.

Trophy Lungs has a few shows on their calendar now with many more to come:

Sep 13 Great Scott Boston, MA
Sep 24 Fizz Bar and Grill Chicago, IL
Sep 29 The Monkey House Burlington, VT