Green Day have dropped a studio cut of their new song, "Kill the DJ," and it's giving four-on-the-floor rhythms a happy punk makeover. As frontman Billy Jo Armstrong told Rolling Stone, the song originated when bassist Mike Dirnt asked Armstrong to write a song using the standard dance beat. I'd never done it before," Armstrong said. "It's kind of like Sandinista!, Ian Dury's 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' and the Tom Tom Club song 'Genius of Love.' We were trying to figure out how to make dance music without turning into a dance band." It's as good a description as any, so give it a spin and see for yourself.
"Kill the DJ" comes off ¡Uno!, the first of the band's forthcoming album trilogy, which is set to drop September 25.