Descendents have shared a new track “Without Love” off their new album Hypercaffium Spazzinate. This is the band’s first new album since 2004 and it will be released July 29 via Epitaph. Listen to “Without Love” at Spotify.
Descendents’ first Epitaph release since Everything Sucks in 1996, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, began taking shape after the band ended an extended hiatus to play live in 2010. Though still tight, they lived apart: singer Milo Aukerman — whose cartoon rendering famously serves as the band’s logo — was now living in Delaware, bassist Karl Alvarez and founder and drummer Bill Stevenson were in Colorado, and guitarist Stephen Egerton had settled in Oklahoma. So the album came to life over three years as the band sent tracks back and forth, occasionally meeting up in Karl and Bill’s adopted hometown of Fort Collins. Adopting such a protracted process meant not having to rush things, allowing for some of their sharpest songwriting yet.
Every Descendents album is an event. Formed in 1978, the band’s first releases have proven historic, and all the ones since have only further refined the Descendents concept. Punk, pop, buzzing, summery, heartfelt, defiant, adolescent, and wise all at once — the Descendents. Twelve years have passed since there’s been new Descendents music.
Descendents have also announced a fall tour, kicking off September 25 in Minneapolis at First Avenue before capping off November 12 in Portland at Roseland Theater. Additionally the band will perform at the Riot Fest Denver, Riot Fest Chicago, and Picnic in Pozo on September 24. Pre-orders for Hypercaffium Spazzinate are available at https://lnk.to/descendents.
DESCENDENTS TOUR DATES
Sept 2-5 Denver, CO – Riot Fest
Sept 15 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Sept 16-18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
Sept 22 San Diego, CA – SOMA
Sept 24 Pozo, CA – Pozo Saloon
Sept 29 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre
Oct 01 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
Oct 06 Boston, MA – The Royale
Oct 08 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
Oct 13 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Oct 15 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Nov 09 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Nov 10 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
Nov 12 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater