The 1865’s “Blitzkrieg Cops” Is a Response to Rising Police Brutality, BLM Backlash

The 1865 at the Moroccan Lounge, Los Angeles, CA, 2019. (Photo: Benedetto Manzella)

The 1865 is New York City-based band that first appeared on No Echo via Freddy Alva's glowing review of their Don't Tread on We! album in 2019.

Formed in 2017, the band is comprised of Honeychild Coleman (vocals/baritone guitar), Sacha Jenkins (lead guitar), Jason “Biz” Lucas (drums), and Flora Lucini (bass/backing vocals), and they've described themselves as "Bad Brains meets Foo Fighters in a black woman’s hair salon for a cup of tea.”

Today, No Echo is presenting the music video for The 1865's latest release, a catchy-yet-sobering track called "Blitzkrieg Cops" that is the follow-up to their 2022 single, "Everything's Not Gonna Be All White."

Here's what The 1865 wanted to share about their new song and music video:

"In 2024, The 1865 present 'Blitzkrieg Cops'—an uncanny take on the Ramones classic, 'Blitzkrieg Bop.' Originally performed during the early years of the COVID-19 pandemic. 'Blitzkrieg Cops' is The 1865’s response to the heightened police brutality and backlash against the BLM movement. Fast-forward to 2024 and this anthem feels eerily timely as activists, students, professors, and journalists join the long list of those finding themselves at the wrong end of the billy club stick. Not just on our soil, but the world over."

The live performance in the video was engineered, mixed, and mastered at Applehead Recording in Woodstock, New York.

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