Rancid have shared another taste of their new album, ‘Trouble Maker‘ which is set to be released on June 9th via Hellcat / Epitaph Records.
‘Telegraph Avenue’ is now available to check out via a video clip below.
This is the ninth studio album for the punk legends and the follow-up to 2014’s critically acclaimed ‘…Honor Is All We Know‘.
‘Trouble Maker‘ was produced by Rancid’s longtime producer and founder of Epitaph Records, Brett Gurewitz.
Emerging from the blue-collar swamps of Berkley, California, Rancid has now been a living, breathing punk rock band for over a quarter century. Back in 1991, after the demise of their much beloved first band, Operation Ivy, founding members Tim Armstrong (vocals, guitar) and Matt Freeman (bass, vocals) decided to do the impossible — start an even better band. Thus, Rancid.
Signing with Epitaph Records, the band released their first album ‘Rancid‘ in 1993. Shortly thereafter, Lars Frederiksen (vocals, guitar) joined the band, because… well, are you going to tell him he can’t? The result, in 1994, was ‘Let’s Go‘.
In 1995, Rancid released the classic platinum selling ‘…And Out Come The Wolves‘. You still remember when you first heard it. They followed with the even more ambitious ‘Life Won’t Wait‘ in 1998, and in 2000, Rancid released another album entitled ‘Rancid‘, just to see if anyone was paying attention. After ‘Indestructible‘ in 2003, Branden Steineckert (drums) joined to solidify their current line-up. They subsequently released the albums ‘Let The Dominos Fall‘ (2009) and ‘Honor Is All We Know‘ (2014).
Through it all, Rancid has remained fiercely independent, never losing their loyalty to community or each other. Their music confronts political and social issues, while balancing personal tales of love, loss, and heartbreak with attitude. Rancid gives their listeners a community where everyone can belong. By carrying on the traditions and spirit of the original punk rock bands that came before, Rancid has become a legend an inspiration to punk bands that have come after.
Earlier, the band released the track ‘Ghost Of A Chance‘ which can be seen in the video clip below. The track comes as an instant download with album pre-orders on iTunes [Here]. CD, Vinyl & Bundle options are available to pre-order [Here].
Fast – 0:58
Ghost of a Chance – 1:35
Telegraph Avenue – 3:20
An Intimate Close Up Of A Street Punk Trouble Maker – 2:34
Where I’m Going – 2:23
Buddy – 3:03
Farewell Lola Blue – 2:26
All American Neighborhood – 1:13
Bovver Rock and Roll – 3:02
Make it Out Alive – 1:50
Molly Make Up Your Mind – 1:12
I Got Them Blues Again – 1:48
Beauty of the Pool Hall – 2:15
Say Goodbye to Our Heroes – 2:10
I Kept a Promise – 2:58
Cold Cold Blood – 1:42
This is Not the End – 1:57
We Arrived Right On Time (bonus) – 2:20
Go On Rise Up (bonus) – 2:23
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