Tsunami Bomb are back! NorCal’s stellar pop-punk-with-teeth outfit are back with their first new record in 15 years, The Spine That Binds, tomorrow on Alternative Tentacles. Today we’re premiering the video for “Naysayers,” directed/compiled by photojournalist Daniel Dreifuss and filmed at various points on the band’s tour in Western America.
“‘Naysayers’ is about how life’s too short to live for the judgment and approval of people around you,” vocalist Kate Jacobi says. “Time is too precious to waste not seeing the good in what you have, where you are and who you’re with. At some point, you’ll blink, and it will be a memory you can’t get back.”
Jacobi and the rest of her Bomb-mates—original members Dominic Davi (bass/backing vocals), Gabe Lindeman (drums), Oobliette Sparks (keyboards/co-lead vocals) and new guitarist Andrew Pohl—are walking the walk. The video finds them up to all good (instead of no good), rocking out, meeting fans and enjoying the only kind of kicks you can get being in a traveling band. “Naysayers” reminds us how bliss may be fleeting, but it is certainly attainable, especially when you’re with your buddies in the trenches.
Formed in 1998, Tsunami Bomb made their mark in America’s punk scene in the early ’00s, fronted by Emily “Agent M” Whitehurst. They were Warped lifers with two albums to their name, enjoying a successful run before their 2005 breakup. Sensing some sparking rejuvenation, the founding members enlisted Jacobi in 2015 and added Pohl in 2017. The Spine That Binds brings both fighting spirit and optimism to a punk-rock community that needs it more than it thinks it does.
Don’t postpone joy: Watch Tsunami Bomb smile loud and proud on the road and onstage below. You can get a copy of The Spine That Binds from the label or Bandcamp. Hey Cali: Check them out in January with Death By Stereo. Tickets are available here with dates below.
11/22 – Berkeley, CA @ Cornerstone (Alternative Tentacles Fest/album release show)
01/23 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar Rock N Roll Kitchen *
01/24 – West Hollywood, CA @ Viper Room*
01/25 – Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room (w/ Death By Stereo, Toxic Energy, Venomous Pinks)
* with Death By Stereo