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  • Billie Joe Armstrong and Green Day new song, “Oh Love,” is sure to please the band’s power-pop fans. The tune (June 16) off the first album in its trilogy ¡Uno!, ¡Dos! and ¡Tré!, dropped today (July 16). It’s back to basics, according to the band.

    “The first one is power pop,” Armstrong told Rolling Stone.

    “The second is more garage-y, Nuggets-type rock. And the third is supposed to be epic. With the first album you’re getting in the mood to party. On the second one, you’re at the party. And the third album you’re cleaning up the mess,” he said.

    Green Day’s 2004 album American Idiot and 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown were riven with political overtones.

    But the band has turned apolitical, just when rock and roll needs to get more political about the wretched state of affairs and ruined lives caused by the financial meltdown.

    The tune, what passes for a ballad by the band, sounds almost like the strains of an Irish folk song.

    The band will play Japan’s Summer Sonic festival and France’s Rock En Seine in August. From there it will head three shows in Germany in late August and then to the I-Day festival in Bologna, Italy on Sept. 2.

    The first album will be released Sept. 25, followed by the second on Nov. 13 and the third on Jan. 15.

    Check out the tune below. Try not to stomp your feet.