Detroit hardcore collective the Armed put out a new song, “FT. FRANK TURNER” as part of the Adult Swim Singles program. The video was directed by Tony Wolski and starts out at a convenience store where a man at the register basically looks like a hairy chewbaca monster. There are a couple inside the store making out when the clock reads 12:05am. The store clerk and his buddy (who is a green leafed monster man waiting outside) are anxious to get out immediately. Once they leave the store, they hit the skate park and do many board and ramp tricks before they head out into an industrial area in the late night before one of them gets hit by a car and dies. The other is left crying and looking at his buddy lying in the street dying. The music is hard core punk as in the vein of the band who have just signed to Sargent House.
On Facebook, the Armed wrote that the track is “riddled with uncleared samples.” Since the release, Frank Turner said it contains his archival vocal recordings and that he has “no idea how they got hold of it.” In a tweet, Turner says, “O…K. So the band The Armed (who I quite like) have put out a song using my name. Whatever to that, but it also uses some recorded vocals of mine from a session about 8 years ago (a song I never finished).” He added that he’s “not very stoked about recordings getting used like that” and that “no one involved [is] getting back to him.”
Turner did say that, had the Armed asked him, he likely would have granted permission for use “because I think they’re ace,” but nevertheless condemned “raiding archives like this.” Find Frank Turner’s tweets below. He added that he’s “not very stoked about recordings getting used like that” and that “no one involved [is] getting back to him.”
Precisely no one involved getting back to me right now. So… there it is. Well done everyone. Enjoy the song, I guess.
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) June 5, 2019
The Armed Tour Dates
07-06 – Roskilde, Denmark – Roskilde Festival
07-12 – Montmartin-Sur-Mer, France – Chauffer Dans La Noirceur
07-13 – Upcote Farm, England – 2000trees Music Festival
09-12 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMOCA
09-13 – New York, NY – Saint Vitus
09-14 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
09-20 – Toronto, Ontario – Hard Luck
09-21 – Montreal, Quebec – Turbo Haus