Local band records anthem for the Revolution

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Local rockers Josephin have penned a song called “New England Revolution Anthem,” which the club has selected as their official 2012 victory song. Led by Abington resident Josephin Shlomit Madden, a 10-year season ticket holder for the Revolution, the band will perform the song on the Gillette Stadium field ahead of the Revolution’s home opener against the Portland Timbers on Saturday. They’ll return at halftime for an additional performance.

“My heart is exploding that my ‘New England Revolution Anthem’ is the new official victory song of the New England Revolution,” said Madden in a press release. “I know this anthem can – and will – bring everyone together and give the Revs players a boost. I hope the fans get to hear this song played after a lot of Revolution victories at Gillette Stadium this season!”

“Having one of our long-standing season ticket holders as passionate and talented as Josephin pen a song about our club means a lot and we’re thrilled to announce ‘New England Revolution Anthem’ as our 2012 anthem,” added Revolution President Brian Bilello. “We’re looking forward to hearing it many times this year after wins at Gillette Stadium.”

A video of Josephin performing the “New England Revolution Anthem” is streaming below. The band will also perform at Radio in Somerville on Friday, May 4.

Josephin is not the first local group to pen a song in tribute to the club as Boston’s Damone recorded “Revolution” for the club in 2007 as part of a project Adidas commissioned for bands to record anthems for their local MLS teams.

In related news, the New England Revolution are also asking fans to vote for the 2012 goal song. Last year’s goal song The Fratellis’ “Chelsea Dagger” will compete against hometown favorites Dropkick Murphys’ “Boys on the Docks” and Bang Camaro’s “Revolution”, as well as Andrew W.K.’s “Party Hard”, Pennywise’s “Bro Hymn”, House of Pain’s “Jump Around”, Judas Priest’s “Revolution” and The Adicts’s “Viva la Revolution”. The club will reveal the 2012 goal song when the Revolution score their first home goal of the 2012 season. To vote for your favorite song, go here.

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