Ill Fated Natives return with political rocker "2+2" - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
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Philly power trio Ill Fated Natives return just in time for Inaguration Day with “2+2”, their first new single since 2015’s Savages. It’s no coincidence either, as the track is a fiery, socially-conscious rocker that the band refers to as a war song. You can stream the track, along with its politically-charged visual, below.

Where Savages hinged largely on hulking blues grooves, “2+2” cranks up the BPM’s into punk rock territory. The relentless drums and pummeling bass provide a supercharged backdrop for Otheni Thompson’s always on-point soloing, and there’s even a bit of a metal influence in the harmonized guitar licks that cap off the choruses. With that being said, though, The Natives still ooze classic rock, and that’s not likely to change any time soon. Just like they say in the song, “If you can’t feel, then you must be dead”.

If you want to catch Ill Fated Natives live, they’re playing The Fire on Tuesday. Find tickets and more information here.

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