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Tours: Sublime With Rome / The Offspring

Sublime With RomeSublime With Rome and The Offspring have announced plans for a Summer tour together.  Sublime With Rome is supporting their brand new album, Sirens, out now.

Tour dates are below.

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The Offspring Stream Theme Song From New Sharknado Movie

Sharknado 4The Offspring love Sharknado, the also love The Dickies, these two passions have combined in the form of their new theme tune for the upcoming fourth Sharknado movie. The new theme to the ever popular, and always ridiculous, franchise is a reworking of The Dickies classic Gigantor. This is the first new material from The Offspring since last year’s Coming For You single.

Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens will air on July 31st in the US, and on the August 2nd in the UK.

The music video for the movie, featuring The Offspring‘s theme song, can be viewed below

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Video: The Offspring – Coming For You

Long running California punks The Offspring have premiered a a video for their latest single.  The video features the track “Coming For You” and is the first new media since 2012’s Days Gone By.  Album information is unknown at this point.

Watch the video below.

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The Offspring – Coming For You

The OffspringLong running California punks The Offspring have premiered a brand new single.  The track is titled “Coming For You” and is the first new media since 2012’s Days Gone By.  Album information is unknown at this point.

Listen to the track below.

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The Offspring To Debut New Single In January

OffspringThe Offspring recently announced through Radio Contraband that they will be debuting a brand new single on January 30, 2015.  Details as as follows:

“We are very excited to announce that the Offspring’s Dexter Holland and “Noodles” will present their new single from the band at this year’s RadioContraband Convention in Vegas on Friday Jan 30th, at which time they will conduct an interview with Lou Brutus from Harddrive/SiriusXM.”

The band released Days Go By back in 2012.

   

The Offspring Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of Smash

SmashLong running punk rock group The Offspring has announced plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit album Smash.  The band will be celebrating with a series of limited edition presses and packages due out this August via Epitaph Records.  The 20th Anniversary Edition will be available with a newly remastered version on vinyl and the most recent mastering on CD along with restyled album packaging and artwork accompanied by a 24 page booklet of photos and first hand recollections and quotes from the band.

Pre-orders for all versions can be made at the band’s website.

A collectors version limited to 250 copies will also be available and will feature both vinyl and CD versions along with custom wood box, art print, photo prints, pin, patch, replica pass and guitar pick.

Live Concert Review

The Offspring, Shiny Toy Guns, Street Dogs

Live (June 13th, 2009)

Northlands Agricom - Edmonton, Alberta
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Let the summer of junior high begin.

Offspring, Green Day, No Doubt, and Blink182 – bands that were at the top of their game back when I was in junior high all happen to be coming through Edmonton within a span of a month and a half; and I, for one, can’t wait to see them all.

Kicking off the summer of past memories last night was SoCal’s Offspring, touring in support of their recent released (and return to form album), Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace. Opening with Stuff is Messed Up, the air was bristling with excitement has Dexter Holland walked across the stage. By this time the the giant barn-like structure that is the Agricom was filled with close to 5,000 fans waiting to see the band on their first North American tour in four years – and they did not disappoint.

Twenty-five years into their career, Holland and his band mates haven’t lost a step as they played through their massive catalogues of hits from the ages. From Self Esteem to You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid, the performance had a cohesive sensation to it, making you forget the fifteen year period between singles. The band kept their trademark humor that landed them singles like Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)and Original Prankster – the later of which was mysteriously absent from the play list – as Holland thanked the crowd for making them rich, invited everyone out drinking and demanded respect for being a true musician as he sat in front of a piano to play Gone Away (and a cover of the famed Peanuts theme song). The comical highlight came from the Intermission portion of the evening where the band left the stage which was replaced by jugglers, beach balls, a stage hand getting people to dance with the country-fair music and, of course, a giant dancing hot dog being displayed on the screen. They may be twenty-five years into their career, but their sense of humor has far from changed.

Setlist:

Stuff Is Messed Up
Bad Habit
Come out and Play
You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid
Walla Walla
Have You Ever
Staring At The Sun
Gone Away (Piano)
Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
Half-Truism
Intermission
Americana
Genocide
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
Why Don’t You Get A Job
All I Want
The Kids Aren’t Alright

ENCORE

Want You Bad
Self Esteem

Opening for them were Boston’s Street Dogs and Oklahoma’s Shiny Toy Guns. The Street Dogs were almost able to steal the show, despite Mike McColgan calling us Calgary five times throughout Final Transmission before his band mates quickly corrected him. Playing drinking songs (Tobe’s Got A Drinking Problem) mixed with working class anthem (Kevin J. O’TooleTwo Angry Kids), The Street Dogs had control over the crowd almost as if they were the headliner at times and showed a true blue-collar punk rock show. Shiny Toy Guns however were on the completely wrong tour as their synth-heavy indie-pop would be better suited for a Metric show then The Offspring and felt out of place sandwiched between two high energy outfits like The Street Dogs and The Offspring.

The Offspring - Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

The Offspring

Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace

Columbia Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

In 2003, The Offspring released their seventh studio album, Splinter. The lead single they chose to promote the album with was Hit That and frankly, the single was a major flop. In fact, it was so bad I had no motivation to even listen to the album and to this day I don’t own the record despite having most of their previous efforts. It took the band five years to recover from that flop but now they’re back with their eighth studio album – Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace; and unlike its predecessor, they picked a good single to promote the album this time as Hammerhead actually helped build people’s anticipation for the album instead of making them turn away from it.

While not every song on Rise and Fall is filled with a driving beat the way that Hammerhead is, The Offspring have returned back to some of their old roots on their record while still progressing as a band too. You can hear that progression right from the opening riff of Half-Truism. It starts off with a slow guitar melody that builds up before guest drummer Josh Freese kicks in and the band jumps back into theirSmash era anthemic quality. The chorus hits in and Dexter Holland holds on to key words for as long as possible just like classic Offspring before they pick up the pace again for the verse. Trust In You plays through with that same excitement while Nothingtown could have fit into the Americana track listing without any problem with its thick bass line and upbeat melody.

But The Offspring don’t settle for just rehashing the same song over and over again and their progression on Rise and Fall make for both the highlights and the low lights of the album. You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid is slightly off putting at the start with a massive amount of dancy high-hats but still remains so incredibly endearing that you can’t help but play the song on repeat. If you had said the band would release a track like this a decade ago you would have laughed but now it seems appropriate. Contrary to that, it is when the band opts to slow it down a bit that they become truly hit and miss. Sometimes it works (seeKristy Are You Doing Okay?) but other times sounds like a Green Day American Idiot rip-off (Fix You). Then there’s Rise and Fall which falls somewhere in between of Green Day‘s American Idiotand Dillinger Four‘s Doublewhiskeycokenoice.

Plus, gone are the days of comical lyrics that filled up Americana, instead Holland and his band mates have gone for a much angrier and solemn tone. The songs have a political overtone, attacking the war, news, celebrity, chaos and hopelessness. Some songs teeter on the side of love ballads but most remain more aggressive and serious than before.

Having already released seven albums in the past, The Offspring know what they’re doing. They’re not staying stagnant nor are they changing drastically; instead they’ve given an album that, for the most part, will please their fans and keep them coming back for more.

The Offspring - Greatest Hits

The Offspring

Greatest Hits

Columbia Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

In 1994, there were two bands that broke into the mainstream and helped bring punk to the masses. One of those bands were Green Day with their hit album, Dookie, the other was The Offspring with their album Smash. And while the first of the two bands are soaring with their punk-rock opera of American IdiotThe Offspring seem to be wavering with their Pretty Fly wanna be single, Hit That. So what better a time to cash in on the punk popularity with a Greatest Hits album from The Offspring, with all the songs that helped the band make a name for themselves.

Clocking in at around 45 minutes, the fourteen track album does have a nice selection of Offspring songs since 1994. It kicks off with a brand new song, the single from the album, Can’t Repeat; and while it isn’t the best song lyrically, it does show that the band still knows how to craft a solid punk rock anthem. It then goes into their back catalogue starting at Smash‘s Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)and going in chronological order towards 2003’s Splinter and it’s two singles, Hit That and (Can’t Get My) Head Around You. In between it makes stops at all their classic songs like the corny novelty songsPretty Fly (For A White Guy) and Original Prankster. It also features the slicker punk rock anthems of Self Esteem, Why Don’t You Get A Job?The Kids Aren’t Alright and my favorite, Want You Bad.

But really, when it comes down to it, greatest hits albums are always disappointing and this one is no different. Because if you are a fan of the band, in this case The Offspring, then chances are you already have all the CDs which means, coincidentally, all these songs are already in your collection except Can’t Repeat. So unless you want to dish out twenty bucks for one song, chances are you’ll skip the Greatest HitsCD. Nonetheless, if you are one of the many people who have just followed the band through their radio stages without ever actually buying a full CD, then this would be a perfect choice for you because it has all those songs you listened to on the radio. Overall, not a bad “best off” CD as long as you don’t already own the CDs.

 

Tours: The Offspring

OffspringThe Offspring have expanded the list of dates for their tour support this years release Days Go By. They have added dates in both September and October 2012.

A full list of the tour dates can be seen here on the band’s website.

 

   

The Offspring Full Album Stream

OffspringThe Offspring has launched a full album stream of their brand new full length, Days Go By.  The album follow’s 2008’s Rise And Fall, Rage & Grace, and serves as the band’s 9th full length and is set for a June 16, 2012 release via Columbia Records.

Give the full album a listen here.

Video: The Offspring – Days Go By

OffspringThe Offspring have debuted a brand new music video.  The video features the song Days Go By, due out June 25, 2012.  The band last released Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace in 2008.

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The Offspring: “Cruising California” and “Days Go By”

OffspringThe Offspring have posted two songs from their ninth studio album, Days Go By.

The first is the title track which can be heard below.

The second track is called Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk and is the first Australian single from the album. That song can be heard here.

Days Go By is due out June 25, 2012.  The band last released Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace in 2008.

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The Offspring – Days Go By

OffspringThe Offspring has debuted their first single from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Days Go By” and is set to appear on their new full length of the same name.  Dexter Holland comments:

“It’s been a work in progress. We’ve been working on this record for a couple of years and this is one of the first ones we wrote. It’s gone through stages where we’ll play it for a while and say, you know that could be a little bit better… Usually people don’t know about that as we revise songs but now with the Internet it’s different. We were just in Japan and we were gonna debut a new song off the record and we knew that as soon as we played it in Japan it would be on YouTube… We’re basically playing it for the whole world.”

The track list can be found below.

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The Offspring Finish Recording Next Album

OffspringLong running punk act The Offspring has announced that they have wrapped up recording for their next, currently untitled full length.  The album will serve as their long awaited follow-up to 2008’s Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace.

The original Facebook update can be found here.

   

The Offspring Record New Version Of Ignition Track

OffspringThe Offspring frontman Dexter Holand has let slip that their new, as of yet untitled record will include a re-recorded version of a song from their 1992 full length, Ignition (Epitaph Records).

The original tweet can be found here.

   

Offspring Nearing Completion of Album

The OffspringIn a recent 35-minute podcast, Dexter Holland and Noodles of The Offspring  revealed that they are almost finished recording their ninth album, which may be released in 2012.

Noodles explained:  

It’s definitely not gonna be a Chinese Democracy situation. It’s not… you know, we’re gonna finish it, we’re getting close, you see the light at the end of the tunnel. You know… we’re not gonna go in and scrap and re-write these songs, these songs are good. So don’t worry about that.”

Submitted by Alex.

   

Offspring To (NOT) Get The Vinyl Treatment

The OffspringPunknews is reporting that Evil Weevil Records has announced plans to release three albums by The Offspring-1994’s Smash, 1997’sIxnay on the Hombre and 1998’s Americana-on vinyl in conjunction with Record Store Day 2011.

The three albums will be available on April 16th. 

More information on the releases is expected soon.

Well, it turns out this is all false:

Hello my name is William and along with my friend Mike run a punk(sorta?) label from Philadelphia, Pa. I also cook in a restaurant. On February 12th 2011 I made a very obvious joke tweet from our label’s twitter account because I was bored and it was an unusually slow day at work. I was excited because I was going to see CZW for the first time that night as well. When I made the tweet I didn’t think a lot of people were actually gonna believe me. Seriously its 2011. I take full responsibility of this joke and I’m sorry if we got anyones hopes up. This was just something I thought would make my friends laugh. It did. So I won. I also hope this teaches us all a few very valuable lessons: check your facts, don’t believe stuff on twitter, and that we are clearly the best record label in 2011. I also hope this doesn’t make people hate our label, or take it out on any of the bands we release. We love them more than anything and a lot of the time our logo doesn’t appear, or is barely noticeable on the records anyway.

   

The Offspring Working On New Full Length

OffspringAccording to a lengthy seven word tweet, long running punk act The Offspring have entered the studio, presumably to write their follow up to 2008’s Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace.  Frontman Dexter Holland made the matter public with the singular phrase, “Good to be back in the studio.”

The album will likely see a 2011 release.


   

The Offspring Post Studio Update Video

A video update has been posted on The Offspring‘s official website, you can watch it below. It has been filmed in the studio and includes an exerpt of a new track.

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The Offspring Adds Four Stops To Summer Tour

OffspringThe Offspring have added four additional dates for Las Vegas, Reno, Seattle, and Vancouver to their upcoming summer tour with Pepper and 311.

Check out the tour dates, new and old, below.


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Update On New Offspring Record

The OffspringDexter Holland of The Offspring recently posted an update regarding the recording status of their new album:

Working with Bob Rock has been the best experience that we have had in the studio. Bob is obviously a great producer, but beyond that Bob and we get along and sort of see the record making process similarly..the songs sometimes take a little longer to finish but the end result is far better for taking the time and is something we’re very proud of.

Right now we’re working on a new batch of songs..they’re all in different stages, some are just started and some are nearly finished. The only song title I have right now is one called ‘It’s All Good’..will it make the record? Who knows! We are going in the studio today, everyday for the next two weeks..we’re going to try to get something new finished and ready to play live on tour this summer..we’ll keep you posted!

Yes, I do sing high, and you know what, it hurts! What are you gonna do though, you gotta sing with cajones if you’re gonna do it. The secret to keeping your voice? Ricola cough drops…

When released, the record will follow-up 2008’s Rise And Fall, Rage and Grace.

   

Japanese Marching Band Cover of The Offspring’s “Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)”

OffspringDyingScene have discovered a unique cover of The Offspring‘s 1998 single Pretty Fly (For A White Guy). The cover is performed by a Japanese elementary marching band; a video of the performance can be seen below.



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Tours: The Offspring / Pepper

The OffspringSoCal’s punk favorites The Offspring have announced the dates for their upcoming summer tour in the US. Pepper is set to be openning for them .The dates are below.

The band is in studio at the moment and you can watch them work on new material thanks to the StudioCam.


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