MUSIC NEWS: Dropkick Murphys Release New Single ‘Gotta Get To Peekskill’ Featuring Violent Femmes

Photo Credit: Dave Stauble

Dropkick Murphys have released their new single Gotta Get To Peekskill featuring Violent Femmes.

We had the privilege of collaborating with the Violent Femmes on this feisty track, explains the band’s founder Ken Casey.Acoustic Dropkicks sounds a lot like the Violent Femmes in my opinion, so the collaboration is musically and symbolically fitting. And singing a song about fighting the Ku Klux Klan is always extra fun.
Violent Femmes bassist Brian Ritchie adds, “We have always loved the Dropkicks’ aggressive approach to roots material. They don’t need any help, but it was a pleasure to contribute flamboyant acoustic bass guitar. I was moved by the vocal interplay between Gordon and Ken. Mysteriously, the end result sounds suspiciously like Dropkicks meets Femmes. Which is a good thing!
The video for the track will feature performance footage from their European tour and is set for release on 6th April, in the meantime check out the track below!

Gotta Get To Peekskill is taken from the band’s forthcoming new album Okemah Rising which is set for release on 12th May 2023 via Dummy Luck Music/[PIAS]. The album is available to pre-save and pre-order now.

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