Long running pop-punk act The Lillingtons have announced plans for their long awaited new LP. The disc will be titled Stella Sapiente and is set to drop on October 13, 2017 via Fat Wreck Chords. The band released their Project 313 EP through Red Scare Industries earlier this year.
Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Insect Nightmares,” which can be heard below.
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The Lillingtons are one of pop-punk’s most beloved projects. Existing most prolifically between 1996 and 2006, the band garnered a well-earned reputation for television themed concept albums in Death by Television and The Too Late Show, which followed them into a seemingly endless ten year hiatus that has only just ended with the surprisingly release of a satisfying four song comeback EP. Entitled Project 313, The Lillingtons’ return with four energetic tracks that don’t just reignite the flame, but stoke the fire back to the full bodied heat of a roaring hearth.
Project 313 re-launches The Lillingtons’ career with a familiar sound and subject matter that doesn’t limit itself to that of past themes. The EP avoids continuing the exclusive television focus, but ensures the inclusion of science fiction and fairly “out there” concepts. Fans will feel blissfully at ease with the title track, which takes a nod from the tradition of three chord pop-punk and “wooo-oaah” vocal supports. “On a rocket they sent me, and I’ve been gone now far too long, I’ve been out here all alone, no TV shows, no telephone, I got so bored I wrote this tune, wish they would have sent me to the moon,” sings front man Kody Templeman, in a fun little exposition about the lonely psychology of deep space expeditions. “Until The Sun Shines” and “Rubber Room” are equally catchy little pop-punk numbers that speak to the challenges of living with mental illness and looking to clinical insanity as escape respectively. Meanwhile “It’s On” battens down the hatches and resurrects The Lillingtons’ habit of infusing some heavier, metal inspired riffs. Simply put, time has done little to dull The Lillingtons edge.
Project 313 is so true to The Lillington’ tendency for concise runtimes that like each of their past albums, it’s practically over as soon as it gets started. Had these four tracks been the only sign of The Lillingtons on the horizon, concluding this review may have led to shedding some serious man tears. But at the time of writing, The Lillingtons have since announced that they are taking part in the tradition of defecting from Red Scare Industries and joining the Fat Wreck Chords army (a seeming tradition); and that they already have a brand spankin’ new full length set to storm the airwaves. If Project 313 is any indication, that moment can’t come soon enough.
Long running pop-punk act The Lillingtons have signed on with Fat Wreck Chords. The band plans to release a new album, which was recorded at The Blasting Room, later this year. The band released their Project 313 EP through Red Scare Industries earlier this year.
The signing comes after many years of explicit adoration from Fat Wreck Chords towards the band, but which up until now was never successful at landing the band on the label’s iconic roster. Looks like patience and persistence have payed off for the label.
Pop punk band The Lillingtons has premiered a new song from their upcoming album. The song is titled “Rubber Room” and will appear on the upcoming album, Project 313, which is set to drop on June 9, 2017 via Red Scare Records.
Listen to the song below.
Albuquerque, NM political punks Stabbed In Back have announced that they will be joining The Lillingtons for a handful of east coast shows in May. The band has plans for their next full length later this year with Chris Fogal of the Gamits producing, mixing and mastering the currently unnamed disc.
Tour dates below.