In fact, we have to talk about how it’s gonna look. In 2014, how you release music is extremely different than ten years ago and almost a year ago. These days, a lot of people just put it on Youtube [laughs], that’s all they have to do. If there’s any musicians out there, speaking of that, retaining the masters is a really good thing, you know? There was a time when you didn’t feel like you were legitimate unless you were on a record label, but these days, it’s very easy to get your music out there and you own the rights to it. That’s a really good thing for a musician when musicians have been shit upon for the last decade and a half...
This album was very therapeutic for the band. I think the last couple of records we did together were overproduced. We lost the spirit that we have live and we got pasteurized somewhat. This is beach punk…mic the instruments, sing until your voice is raw, and put it out!
Pennywise's first show in their beachside hometown in 20 years is this Friday. If you can't be there you can catch it via their live, multi-camera webcast from Saint Rocke. For just a few bucks ($2.99) fans can tune in and watch online. More information and a video announcement are in the replies.
Quite a few of your favorite musicians are now dads. A new film, titled "The F-Word," takes a look at what happens when "generations ultimate anti-authoritarians – punk rockers – become society’s ultimate authorities – dads." The film features Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea, and Rise Against’s Tim McIlrath. You can check out the entire press release in the replies.
The Offspring is doing a North American tour this summer with varied support from Alkaline Trio, Street Dogs, Shiny Toy Guns, Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise and Sum 41. Press release and dates are in the replies. Will this be the tour of the summer?
Pennywise have inked a deal with Myspace Records to give their upcoming album, Free to the People, away as a free download for two weeks starting March 25, 2008. A CD/DVD will also be sold at retail that day. Full information can be found in the replies.