Some music comes to you as rain into your sun/parched throat as you traverse a desert. Such is the vitality that music can bring into our lives. Some songs are as necessary to some people's lives, if not sanity, that it reminds us why we love the art form. In desperate times this music can become even more important than that smattering of water over a sun/baked landscape desperate for a single drop to produce even one skinny blade of grass.That's the new Propagandhi album for punks and other heavy rock, politically/left leaning people. But even outside of those audiences Victory Lap is something even more transformational. This is a sudden deluge unleashed after watching as the wasteland underneath the building clouds continues to burn. There are moments of profound intimacy for a band that tends to keep audiences at arm's length as well as those trademark, "frantically search Google for the meaning" references that also makes listening to any Propagandhi album worthwhile because you're bound to learn something.