Acclaimed Los Angeles punk rock band Bad Religion premiere a new song from their forthcoming album Age Of Unreason, set for a May 3 release. 

Do The Paranoid Style is a breakneck track in which Bad Religion deliver their signature furious beats and dissenting political views with confidence and wit. 

Inspired by historian Richard Hofstadter’s 1964 essay “The Paranoid Style in American Politics,” the song compares contemporary right-wing conspiracy theorising to a feverish dance craze.  The accompanying video directed by Dan Fusselman depicts mid-century American propaganda film imagery against a backdrop of rock n’ roll dancing.  According to guitarist and co-songwriter, Brett Gurewitz “When fringe groups blame shadowy forces for their problems it is, at worst, delusional.  But when those holding the levers of power do the same thing, it’s not delusion, it’s a method of delegitimising the opposition. It’s a tool of authoritarianism.”   


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