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Mark Lind and the Unloved: Ducky Boys Vocalist Climbs “Out of the Blackout” (PREMIERE)

Photo courtesy of State Line Records

Though he's best known as the frontman of Boston street punk outfit the Ducky Boys, Mark Lind's resume goes even deeper than that. Going back to the mid-'90s when as a 19-year-old he shared a split 7" with the Dropkick Murphys, the Boston native has kept busy playing in such bands as Sinners & Saints, the Warning Shots, Dirty Water, and his solo vehicle: Mark Lind and the Unloved.

Speaking of the latter, it's been over a decade since we heard any new music from the band, but that is changing thanks to The Last Bastion, a 9-song album of no-bullshit rock 'n' roll that never goes out of style, at least for those of us that have taste. Listen to a cut called "Out of the Blackout" from the record below:

"Shortly before the election in 2016 I was involved in a car accident that wiped my memory out," Mark told No Echo via email about the song's inspiration. "To this day, I have no recollection of the incident and parts of the next few days. When everything settled down and I started to regain my mental faculties I found this song on my tape recorder. It was made up and demo'd at some point during the blackout. I don't remember it but I'll take the song since it came out pretty good."

For the The Last Bastion sessions, Mark invited musicians from the bands Art Thieves, Michael Kane & the Morning Afters, the Bruisers, and Diablogato to contribute their playing talents. Most of the songs were only rehearsed a few times, lending the record an immediacy that shines through when you listen to the album.

The Last Bastion will hit stores on Nov. 8 via State Line Records and can be pre-ordered here.

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