Idles Debut New Single “Mercedes Marxist”

Ahead of their North American tour, UK band IDLES have shared a new song - “Mercedes Marxist”
Idles “Mercedes Marxist”

Ahead of their North American tour, UK band IDLES have shared a new song – “Mercedes Marxist,” The track is lifted from, sessions for their latest LP joy as an Act of Resistance. In addition, the band has confirmed another run of American dates this fall, playing their biggest venues yet. Dates include an October 17th show at Terminal 5 in NYC and an October 8th show at The Fonda in LA. Surfbort and Preoccupations will support. Tickets on sale Fri May 10th at 10am local time.

Idles’ Frontman Joe Talbot via Instagram:

“‘Mercedes Marxist’ was a strange beast for us, after ‘Rottweiler,’ it was the first song we wrote for Joy as an Act of Resistance. I was pissed off at what I was and where I was: I was sofa surfing on the weekends and spending the weeks looking after my mum. My life balance was way off and this song reflects just how useless I felt. It was me at my worst and without any buoyancy it became catharsis. It was the last splurge from Brutalism so we admitted it. I like it now.”

IDLES NORTH AMERIACN TOUR 2019 (new dates in bold):
05 May 2019 / Raleigh, NC / Kings Barcade* (SOLD OUT)
06 May 2019 / Richmond, VA / The Broadberry*
08 May 2019 / Albany, NY / Jupiter Hall*
10 May 2019 / Brooklyn, NY / Brooklyn Steel* (SOLD OUT)
11 May 2019 / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel* (SOLD OUT)
12 May 2019 / Washington, DC / Rock & Roll Hotel* (SOLD OUT)
14 May 2019 / Cleveland, OH / Beachland Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
16 May 2019 / Kansas City, MO / recordBar* (SOLD OUT)
17 May 2019 / Dallas, TX / The Curtain Club* (SOLD OUT)
18 May 2019 / Austin, TX / Barracuda* (SOLD OUT)
20 May 2019 / Phoenix, AZ / Valley Bar* (SOLD OUT)
21 May 2019 / San Diego, CA / Belly Up* (SOLD OUT)
22 May 2019 / Los Angeles, CA / The Fonda* (SOLD OUT)
24 May 2019 / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
25 May 2019 / San Francisco, CA / Great American Music Hall* (SOLD OUT)
27 May 2019 / Portland, OR / Wonder Ballroom* (SOLD OUT)
28 May 2019 / Seattle, WA / Neumo’s* (SOLD OUT)
29 July 2019 / Detroit, MI / El Club#
30 July 2019 / Toronto, ON / Danforth Music Hall#
02 Aug 2019 / Chicago, IL / Lollapalooza
03 Aug 2019 / Minneapolis, MN / First Avenue#
07-06 Oct + 11-13 Oct – Austin, TX – Austin City Limits
07 Oct 2019 / San Diego, CA / Observatory North Park^
08 Oct 2019 / Los Angeles, CA / The Wiltern^
10 Oct / San Francisco, CA / The Fillmore^
14 Oct / Washington, DC / 930 Club%
15 Oct / Philadelphia, PA / Union Transfer%
16 Oct / Boston, MA / Royale%
17 Oct / New York, NY / Terminal 5%

* w/ Fontaines D.C.
#w/ A Place To Bury Strangers
^w/ Surfbort
%w/ Preoccupations

“Mercedes Marxist” will be released physically on August 2nd as a 7″, which will include another new song on its b-side, entitled “I Dream Guillotine.”