BLXPLTN’S “NO ENGLISH” IS A CALL TO ACTION
By Nathan Leigh
October 8, 2018
If you don’t know by now, BLXPLTN is straight-up one of the fiercest punk bands out there in 2018. Their razor-edged social commentary and high energy performances are a shot of adrenaline straight to the heart. It’s been two years since the duo’s prophetic album, New York Fascist Week, and the time has only sharpened their resolve.
TaSzlin, Javelin and Jeremy’s latest single and video, the focused and ferocious “No English,” takes aim at the language of colonialism. Shots of a man fleeing ICE jut through, as the band is seen tearing up the song in a dark field. It’s a visceral and powerful call to action, not to mention one of the best songs the Austin punks have put out over the course of their five-year run.