Two months after their last, Trump-tweaking single, Australian rockers Hoodoo Gurus are back with another new song: “Get Out of Dodge,” featuring backing vocals by Vicki Peterson of The Bangles and John Cowsill of The Cowsills and the current iteration of The Beach Boys.
You can hear the song in full via it’s appropriately western-themed video, which is posted above.
Of the new song, bandleader Dave Faulkner says:
“The world we live in is becoming more polarized and less tolerant every day, and we can often find ourselves confronting extremist views, some of which may be hostile to who we are or what we believe. Religion, politics, sexuality — there are any number of reasons why people might take a set against you, or try to browbeat you into toeing the party line. When you come to realize that they won’t soften their views to accommodate you – and that you shouldn’t change who you are to accommodate them – then what can you do? You get the hell out of Dodge!”
The new single follows the August release of “Hung Out To Try” and last year’s “Answered Prayers,” which the band previously has said mark “the beginnings of a new album that will be released next year.” A new Gurus record in 2021 would be the band’s first full-length in 11 years.
The Hoodoo Gurus had been scheduled to undertake their first U.S. tour in a decade this fall, but that’s been derailed by the pandemic. Most of that tour has now been rescheduled for September and October 2021, with the exception of concerts that had been planned for Colorado and Utah.
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