Back in Australia for the first time since February 2013, punk rock pioneers, Descendents earlier this week announced a return in February 2017 in support of their new album, ‘Hypercaffium Spazzinate‘.
The limited early-bird pre-sale has been run and won, and now all the general tickets will be available to purchase from 9am local time today.
To say that the Descendents invented pop punk is a gross understatement. They perfected the warp-speed amalgam of adolescent angst, snotty attitude and championship melody infesting the airways today. “You can draw a straight line from their records to modern punk acts” proclaim Nerdist. They took a genre that was about spikes, chaos and anarchy, and brought it to earth, singing about girls, growing up and food.
Formed in 1978 against the fertile musical backdrop of Los Angeles’ South Bay scene (Black Flag, Minutemen etc), the caffeine-addled crew were less interested in social movements than bowel movements, with Rolling Stone declaring, “Descendents are the most playful group to emerge from the SoCal hardcore scene“.
Fast forward to 2016, and lo and behold, Descendents are back in the saddle with the release of their first full length in 12 years, ‘Hypercaffium Spazzinate‘ – a nod to their well-documented coffee obsession. Sure, the guys are now writing as adults – in the loosest sense of the term, but there’s a renewed sense of punk rock energy here. It’s faster, more reckless, and more intense.
No one’s accusing Descendents of maturity. For the better part of the band’s four-decade career, they’ve been the gold standard for puerility in pop-punk. But what do you expect from a band that pledged “Thou shalt not commit adulthood“?
Punk, pop, buzzing, summery, heartfelt, defiant, adolescent and wise all at once – the Descendents sound never gets old. Don’t miss your chance to witness live performances of classic tracks, ‘I’m the One‘, ‘I Don’t Wanna Grow Up‘, ‘Everything Sucks‘ and ‘Silly Girl‘.
‘Hypercaffium Spazzinate’ is out now on Epitaph. You can purchase the album, along with an assortment of merchandise over at Artist First [Here]. Or order digitally on iTunes [Here].
16th – The Gov, Adelaide [18+]
17th – Capitol, Perth [18+]
20th – 170 Russell, Melbourne [18+]
22nd – Eatons Hill, Brisbane [18+]
24th – Enmore Theatre, Sydney [18+]
—> Tickets available today.
—> For more information, visit [Here].
1. Feel This – 1:14
2. Victim Of Me – 1:37
3. On Paper – 1:46
4. Shameless Halo – 2:05
5. No Fat Burger – 0:43
6. Testosterone – 1:22
7. Without Love – 3:20
8. We Got Defeat – 0:58
9. Smile – 3:10
10. Limiter – 2:07
11. Fighting Myself – 2:13
12. Spineless and Scarlet Red – 3:16
13. Human Being – 0:41
14. Full Circle – 1:54
15. Comeback Kid – 2:19
16. Beyond The Music – 2:24
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