It has been quite some time since we've heard Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha on new recorded material, but it seems that those days have finally come to an end. He is releasing an eponymous EP as One Day As A Lion, a project featuring de la Rocha along with drummer Jon Theodore. This stripped down duo, with little more than vocals, keyboards and drums, was recorded by Robert Carranza at Ocean Way Recording and was mixed by Mario C.
The band wrote a description of this project on their official website, which reads:
"One Day As A Lion is both a warning delivered and a promise kept."
"A defiant affirmation of the possibilities that exist in the space between kick and snare. It's a sonic reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape, and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask. One Day As A Lion is a recorded interaction between Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore from Los Angeles, California."
"The name taken from the infamous 1970 black and white, captured by legendary Chicano photographer George Rodriguez featuring a center framed tag on a white wall in an unspecified section of Boyle Heights. It reads: 'It's better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb.' This record is a stripped down attempt to realize this sentiment in sound."
Anti- Records will release the eponymous EP on July 22. Until then, here is the tracklisting:
01. "Wild International"
02. "Ocean View"
03. "Last Letter"
04. "If You Fear Dying"
05. "One Day As A Lion"
Photo by Craig Stecyk