WEDNESDAY, MAY 04, 2016 |
Posted by: Mike Montemarano
It's been more than a decade since anything new has come from the eclectic 90's college-punkers, the Descendents, but members of the band have been hinting, both subtly and not-so-subtly, at the possibility of a new album in the very near future.
It has now been revealed that the old-school punk rock powerhouse, which has been in action since 1977, has found a comeback opportunity with Epitaph Records for their upcoming studio recordings. Packing just enough grit and momentary shredding into incredibly poppy choruses and obnoxiously malicious verses, all of the Descendents' albums have followed a strict formula that's created some incredibly memorable moments within 90's punk rock. It'll be great to see if that momentum continues so many decades down the line, begging the question, will the new material have a spark of maturity or that same artfully-crafted bitterness that captures what it means to be young? Only time will tell.
According to Noisey, the band has even been testing out some of their new written material during recent live performances, and claims have been made that the new material continues to stay true to their upbeat, catchy, and purposefully simplistic style that defined much of the California DIY scene during their prime. This likely means plenty of snarling, sing-alongs and blaring guitar fit for some proper stage diving. It's a sound that fans have come to know and love, but it's a sound that certainly could use some reinvigoration.