Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

World/Inferno Friendship Society Unveil New Single From Upcoming LP

World/Inferno Friendship Society Unveil New Single From Upcoming LP

World/Inferno Friendship Society are back with a new single from their upcoming All Borders are Porous to Cats LP. The album is set to be released on January 17th 2020 via Alternative Tentacles. In addition to a New Years Eve show in Brooklyn, you can catch the band on tour throughout January and February!

World/Inferno Friendship Society's long awaited new album dares you to try and decipher it's multi-layered, encrypted message, while dragging you kicking and screaming through a succession of flashbacks, alternate realities and drug and alcohol induced delusions. While World / Inferno is known for its utter disregard for boundaries of genre, All Borders are Porous to Cats deliberately pushes the limits of what could possibly be perceived as punk rock. It scores tales of fugitives, arson, larceny, perjury, drug addiction and freedom with elements of soul, funk, latin, polka, and classical music, as well as World /Inferno's signature punk cabaret sound. 3 years in the making, 4 missed release dates, 5 lost band members, many a bridge burned, and a defamation lawsuit waiting to happen, The World /Inferno Friendship Society invites you to enjoy the fruits of their perpetual torment.

Take it as a promise, and a patent fact: All Borders Are Porous to Cats. The World/Inferno Friendship Society's 7th full-length LP finds the collective reset and reinvigorated, behind the lyrics of Jack Terricloth, apparent possessor of the punk rock fountain of everlasting style and rage. The album follows Cat in the Hat (no relation), an undocumented refugee who is framed for a crime and requires the assistance of a ragtag gang of miscreants, academics, orchestra-caliber musicians, and radical insurgents-sometimes art does in fact imitate life!

First single "Freedom is a Wilderness" was fitting first available on an a compilation benefitting Chelsea Manning upon her initial release. The band is uncertain if New Romantic 2 Tone ska is an available generic distinction, but they damn well gave it a shot, and the haunting echo of "who woulda thought?" reminds the listener that for political prisoners like Manning, freedom is a relative concept at best. Upcoming single "Nightmares" improbably adds to the list of genres the band attempts, offering a horn and gang vocal driven shuffle somewhere between Fela Kuti and Elvis Costello. The remainder of the album sees the band at its most expansive musically-covering everything from Bowie-esque ballads to Balkan punk stomps-and inflammatory lyrically, with tales of romance, righteous indignation, and resistance.

The album's release comes in tandem with the release of accompanying book "One Smashed Window for Every Divided Soul," an illustrated combination tour journal and narrative exploration of Cat and his travails. The book acts as a companion piece to the album's story, sifting through archival documents and fabulist accounts of the band's East Coast tour of 2017.

Listen to the new single below!

Tour Dates

Dec 31 - The Kingsland, Brooklyn, NY

Jan 12 - The Mohawk, Austin, TX

Jan 13 - TBA, Houston, TX

Jan 14 - Santos, New Orleans, LA

Jan 16 - Will's Pub, Orlando, FL

Jan 17 - TBA, West Palm Beach, FL

Jan 18 - Las Rosas, Miami, FL

Jan 19 - Archetype, Jacksonville, FL

Jan 21 - The Earl, Atlanta, GA

Jan 22 - Local 506, Raleigh, NC

Jan 23 - Gallery 5, Richmond, VA

Jan 24 - The Ottobar, Baltimore, MD

Jan 25 - Boot & Saddle, Philadelphia, PA

Feb 6 - Rickshaw Theater, Vancouver, BC*

Feb 7 - Highline Theater, Seattle, WA*

Feb 8 - Jazzbones, Tacoma, WA*

Feb 9 - TBA, Portland, OR*

Feb 10 - Gold Fields, Sacramento, CA*

Feb 11 - Metro, Oakland, CA*

Feb 12 - TBA, Los Angeles, CA*

Feb 13 - Alex's Bar, Long Beach, CA*

Feb 14 - Club Red, Mesa, AZ*

Feb 15 - Launchpad, Albuquerque, NM*

Feb 16 - Blue Bird, Denver, CO*

Feb 17- Black Sheep, Colorado Springs, CO*

*w/ Bridge City Sinners

Related Articles View More Music Stories

From This Author - Sarah Jae Leiber

Development Halts On Disney+ BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Prequel Series
February 10, 2022

A planned Beauty and the Beast musical prequel series will not move forward at Disney+.

Tony & Grammy Winner Michael Cerveris' Loose Cattle to Stream Live Performance Tonight
January 5, 2022

Loose Cattle, fronted by two-time Tony Award & Grammy winner Michael Cerveris and Kimberly Kaye, will stream a performance live from New Orleans tonight!

Bertie Carvel Joins THE CROWN Season Five As Tony Blair
October 28, 2021

The acclaimed Netflix series, 'The Crown' has added Tony Award-winning actor Bertie Carvel to its cast in the role of British Prime Minister Tony Blair.

September 17, 2021

Inspired by true events, Everybody's Talking About Jamie follows Jamie New (Harwood), a teenager from Sheffield, who dreams of life on stage.

VIDEO: Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell Duet on the Set of SPIRITED
September 13, 2021

Spirited, a new holiday musical adventure starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell has officially begun filming, and it looks like the film's stars are bonding through music on camera and behind the scenes.