Post-hardcore supergroup Fake Names (Refused, Minor Threat, Fugazi) announce new album Expendables, share single Delete Myself

Fake Names
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Fake Names - the post hardcore supergroup composed of vocalist Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, INVSN, The [International] Noise Conspiracy), guitarists Brian Baker  (Minor Threat, Bad Religion, Dag Nasty) and Michael Hampton (S.O.A., Embrace), bassist Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, Soulside) and drummer Brendan Canty (Fugazi, Rites of Spring) - have announced details of their second album.

Expendables will be released on March 3 on Epitaph Records, and the quintet have offered up a taste of what's to come with the release of new single Delete Myself.

“The pop influences are a little more out front on this one," suggests Brian Baker, "and the production really helps it shine. It sounds more direct, more urgent.”

Listen to Delete Myself below:

Speaking about the lyrical themes addressed on the forthcoming record, Baker says “In general, Dennis writes about revolution, and Michael and I write pop songs. I’m amazed at how it works, but somehow it strikes the right balance of salty and sweet.” 

The lyrics for one verse of Delete Myself run:

'Pretty pleased with nothing
When nothing’s satisfied
What options are we having
No choice this time
And I hear what they’re saying
We’ve never been this free
The constant mantra of those
Controlling me'

The tracklisting for the Expendables album is:

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 - Expendables artwork

(Image credit: Epitaph)
Paul Brannigan
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A music writer since 1993, formerly Editor of Kerrang! and Planet Rock magazine (RIP), Paul Brannigan is a Contributing Editor to Louder. Having previously written books on Lemmy, Dave Grohl (the Sunday Times best-seller This Is A Call) and Metallica (Birth School Metallica Death, co-authored with Ian Winwood), his Eddie Van Halen biography (Eruption in the UK, Unchained in the US) emerged in 2021. He has written for Rolling Stone, Mojo and Q, hung out with Fugazi at Dischord House, flown on Ozzy Osbourne's private jet, played Angus Young's Gibson SG, and interviewed everyone from Aerosmith and Beastie Boys to Young Gods and ZZ Top. Brannigan lives in North London and supports The Arsenal.