Dialer stands up to authority in the "Dropped Out" video - WXPN | Vinyl At Heart
Dialer | photo via New Noise

Punk scene newcomers Dialer released their first recordings just last year, and they’ll soon be back with a new split with fellow locals Chronic Anxiety. The band (which features Key contributor Yoni Kroll on keys) has shared the first single from the upcoming release, “Dropped Out,” and a video to go along with it.

Paired with black and white shots of an abandoned building that’s seen the wear of both time and human impact, the short song takes on an anarchist tone, repeating the line “there is no freedom where there is authority.” Its political message is more nuanced, though, as the band shared with New Noise Magazine:

“Dropped out is a confident yet chaotic pledge to abandon a system of typical American political norms. Urging the destruction of the status quo and lashing out at those who normalize American ‘freedom’. It’s about fearlessly letting go of the things the reinforce the current system.”

Watch the “Dropped Out” video below. Dialer’s split with Chronic Anxiety is out March 8, pre-order it here.

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