Long-serving U.S. punks DESCENDENTS have announced the release of their sixth album.
Hypercaffium Spazzinate sees them returning to Epitaph for the first time since 1996, having released previous album, 2004's Cool To Be You, through Fat Wreck.
Begun in 2010 following an extend hiatus, with the band members now scattered across various states, the album took shape over three years of sending tracks back and forth, the protracted gestation period allowing for what the band believe is some of their sharpest songwriting yet.
Check out a first taster for the album, 'Victim Of Me'.
“I think one of the things that’s kept us inspired over the years is having the music as an outlet for our frustrations,” says singer Milo Aukerman. “Having the freedom to completely blow my voice out every time I recorded was a very positive experience for me.” Personal catharsis was a prime motivator for drummer Bill Stevenson, who names “my relationship priorities and my own faulty psychology” as his top inspirations. “In a way, putting pen to paper and getting whatever you need to get out of you is the big accomplishment."
Set for release on 29 July, Hypercaffium Spazzinate is available to pre-order here.
With a headline set already announced for this year's Rebellion, Descendents have a number of festival shows lined up across Europe. Full dates are....
04.08.16 Blackpool (UK) - Rebellion Fest - tickets
06.08.16 Hünxe (DE) - Ruhrpott Rodeo - tickets
09.08.16 Tolmin (SI) - Punk Rock Holiday - SOLD OUT
11.08.16 Eschwege (DE) - Open Flair Festival - tickets
11.-13.08.16 Gothenburg (SE) - Way Out West Festival - tickets
14.08.16 Helsinki (FI) - Flow Festival - tickets
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