“Can’t Take It” By Fake Names

"Can't Take It" By Fake Names is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day. The track is off the band's forthcoming album Expendables
"Can't Take It" By Fake Names is Northern Transmissions Song of the Day

Fake Names have shared “Can’t Take It,” the track arrives ahead of the band’s album Expendables, available March 3rd via Epitaph records. The band kick off their North American tour on April 13th in Ausbury Park, NJ.

A scathing commentary condemning ignorance, vocalist Dennis Lyxzén expresses his frustrations through cathartic first line, “I’ve got a fucking headache I’m about to explode!” Listen to the new song below!

Fake Names is comprised of members Brian Baker (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, INVSN, The [International] Noise Conspiracy), Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring.) Formed in 2016, Baker describes the band as a “mutual admiration society,” saying that once the five members got in the same room together, it felt as if they had already been in the band together for years. “There’s this intangible energy, a clairvoyance that comes from our shared experience,” he explains.

Produced Adam “Atom” Greenspan (IDLES, Yeah Yeah Yeahs), the upcoming album has a surprisingly cleaner sound for the hardcore punk veterans. According to Baker, “The pop influences are a little more out front on this one and the production really helps it shine. It sounds more direct, more urgent.” It’s the latest exchange in a musical conversation that spans four decades, but instead of rehashing the past, ‘Expendables’ is a reinvention that sees the band dialing back the distortion and leaning into the melodies.

Fake Names

1. Targets
2. Expendables
3. Delete Myself
4. Go
5. Don’t Blame Yourself
6. Can’t Take It
7. Damage Done
8. Madtown
9. Caught In Between
10. Too Little Too Late

Fake Names 2023 Tour Dates

4.13.23 Asbury Park, NJ House of Independents
4.14.23 Brooklyn, NY TV Eye
4.15.23 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s
4.16.23 Washington, DC The Black Cat
4.20.23 San Francisco, CA Rickshaw Stop
4.21.23 Oxnard, CA The Canyon @ Oxnard PAC
4.22.23 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
4.23.23 Los Angeles, CA Zebulon


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