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The Armed Reveal New Album “Perfect Saviors”, Debut “Sport Of Form” Video Starring Iggy Pop


Experimental hardcore punk outfit The Armed have officially announced an August 25th release date for their new studio album, “Perfect Saviors“. Sargent House will be issuing that record, with the first single “Sport Of Form” having made its way online below. That track finds Julien Baker guesting, while rock legend Iggy Pop appears in the accompanying music video.

Vocalist Tony Wolski commented of the album:

“Too much information has made us dumb and confused. Too many ways to connect have inadvertently led to isolation. And too much expectation has forced everyone to become a celebrity. Predictable primal dangers have given way to newer social ones. And the result is a world that is confounding and terrifying — but ultimately still beautiful. We hope this record is exactly all of that, too. Perfect Saviors is our completely unironic, sincere effort to create the biggest, greatest rock album of the 21st century.”

As for the this first song, Woslki offered:

“There are two types of sport — those of measure and those of form. A sport of measure like basketball, football, or soccer has a point system and a sort of binary path to victory. A sport of form is something like diving, figure skating, or bodybuilding — something with evolving standards and a layer of subjectivity and some sort of critical component.

The world that surrounds us is complex, and our lives are truly more akin to a sport of form than one of measure. Yet, so many people see it as exactly the opposite. Lyrically, this song is about the human need to win a game that we’re not even actually playing. Sonically, it is a reflection of that cognitive dissonance through a constant whiplash between beauty and ugliness, severity and tenderness, obscenity and grace.”

Baker isn’t the only guest to appear on the album, as the likes of Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age), Eric Avery (Jane’s Addiction), Josh Klinghoffer (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers), Sarah Tudzin (Illuminati Hotties), Mark Guiliana (Beat Music), Patrick Shiroishi & Justin Meldal-Johnsen (ex-Nine Inch Nails/Beck, etc.) are also featured.

Perfect Saviors” track listing:

01 – “Sport Of Measure
02 – “FKA World
03 – “Clone
04 – “Modern Vanity
05 – “Everything’s Glitter
06 – “Burned Mind
07 – “Sport Of Form” (feat. Julien Baker)
08 – “Patient Mind
09 – “Vatican Under Construction
10 – “Liar 2
11 – “In Heaven
12 – “Public Grieving

Pre-orders can be found here.

With Queens Of The Stone Age & Phantogram:

08/03 Sterling Heights, MI – Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre at Freedom Hill
08/04 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE Outdoors
08/07 Bridgeport, CT – Hartford HealthCare Amphitheater
08/08 Philadelphia, PA – TD Pavilion at the Mann
08/09 Washington, DC – The Anthem
08/11 Portland, ME – Cross Insurance Arena
08/12 Queens, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
08/15 Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
08/16 Asheville, NC – Rabbit Rabbit
08/18 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
08/19 Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater

The Armed:

10/19 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
10/21 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
10/23 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
10/24 Seattle, WA – Neumos
11/16 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
11/18 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
12/15 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
12/16 Chicago, IL – Metro

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