Listen to New Politics’ Stripped Down “West End Kids”

If you have ever seen New Politics live, you would know first hand that their shows are usually full of more energy than someone who had drunk a lethal combination of Red Bull and Monster energy drinks. But did you ever imagine that you would see the day the Danish trio would put the energy to the side and give a stripped-down, piano version of one of their songs? Well, the band did just that recently and uploaded a stripped down version of their current single, “West End Kids.”

Watch the video of the piano rendition of “West End Kids” below.

“West End Kids” is the lead single from New Politics’ latest album, Vikings, which was released earlier this month through DCD2. In support of the new album, New Politics will be heading out on a fall tour with Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and The Griswolds. The tour will kick off on Oct. 13 at the Sodo Showbox in Seattle and wrap up a month and a half later on Nov. 28 at the Fillmore in Philadelphia.

The full list of tour dates can be seen below.

ANDREW MCMAHON IN THE WILDERNESS FALL 2015 TOUR DATES:

10/13 – Seattle, WA @ Sodo Showbox**
10/14 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue
10/16 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater**
10/17 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Nokia
10/18 – Ventura, CA @ Majestic Ventura Theater
10/20 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
10/21 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto
10/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Complex
10/26 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave
10/27 – Announcing Soon
10/28 – Announcing Soon
10/30 – Announcing Soon
10/31 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues**
11/01 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s**
11/03 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues
11/04 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
11/07 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
11/08 – Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz
11/09 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore
11/11 – Announcing Soon*
11/12 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery
11/13 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s
11/14 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
11/15 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11/17 – Washington, DC @ Echo Stage
11/18 – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
11/20 – Announcing Soon
11/21 – Albany, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall
11/22 – Portland, ME @ State Theatre
11/24 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland
11/25 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount
11/27 – Buffalo, NY @ Town Ballroom
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore

*Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness ONLY
**NO The Griswolds

New Politics Battle Their Famous Friends in “West End Kids”

What happens when most of your friends happen to be your fellow label mates?

Simple. Get them all to appear in your new music video.

New Politics went ahead and did just that for the music video for their latest single, “West End Kids.”

Joining the Danish trio in the video are Panic! at The Disco’s Brendon Urie, Travie McCoy, LoLo, MAX, and of course Fall Out Boy because a DCD2 artist-filled video is not complete without the head honcho of the record label himself.

The video begins with the boys playing an arcade game when a figure suddenly appears on the screen, telling them “all your girls belong to us.” As soon as they read that, they take off in their car to save their girlfriends. But things are not as easy as they seem as they get sucked into different takes on some iconic video game thanks to P!ATD’s Urie. In each, they have to battle an evil DCD2 artist to save the girls.

Check out the music video below.

“West End Kids” will be featured on New Politics’ upcoming new album Vikings. Vikings is set to be released on Aug. 14. Pre-orders for the record are currently ongoing.

Vikings is the follow-up to 2013’s A Bad Girl in Harlem.

New Politics Drop New Song, Reveal Upcoming Album

Just a couple of years ago, New Politics were playing supporting act for a newly reunited Fall Out Boy, but now, the Denmark-based band will be releasing their third studio album later this Summer.

The album is titled Vikings is set to be released on Aug. 14 through Pete Wentz’s label, DCD2, and Warner Bros. Records.

In order to get their followers pumped, the trio have released the (technical) second single off of the album; “West End Kids.” Reportedly, the track “Everywhere I Go (Kings & Queens)” which was released last September, was the first single from this upcoming new record.

When asked about the song, frontman David Boyd said via a statement: “The song is about Vesterport (West End), the area in Copenhagen where we once lived. It’s where we played some of our first shows, where we first fell in love, and first felt heartbreak. It’s also where we had to say goodbye in order to make the sacrifices needed to move to Brooklyn and live out our dream of playing music.”

An ode to home.

Check out the new song below.

The band will be hitting the road this Summer for a handful of festival dates. The complete list of their upcoming festival stops can be seen below.

NEW POLITICS SUMMER FESTIVAL TOUR DATES:

May 15: Atlantic City, NJ @ Atlantic City Convention Center (Atlantic City Boardwalk Convention)
May 28: Las Vegas, NV @ Cosmopolitan (X107.5 OBC 2015)
June 6: Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Amphitheatre (106.5 The END Birthday Bash)
June 20: Lakeside, CA @ Lakeside Rodeo Grounds (FM 94.9 Dirty Parts Festival)
July 4: Indianapolis, IN @ Georgia Street (INDYpendence Day Street Fest)
July 5: Milwaukee, WI @ Henry W. Maier Festival Park (Summerfest)
July 11: Greenwood Village, CO @ Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (KTCL Channel 93.3’s Big Gig)
July 25: Buffalo, NY @ Canalside (Alternative Buffalo’s Kerfuffle)

Vikings is the follow-up to 2013’s A Bad Girl in Harlem.