Earlier this week California punk legends Descendents revealed that they'll be returning to Epitaph Records with a new comeback album Hypercaffium Spazzinate in July. This will be their first full length studio album since Cool To Be You in 2004, and their first release back on Epitaph since Everything Sucks in 1996. This news was revealed during a recent secret show on April 20 at the Standing Room in Hermosa Beach, CA, their first hometown show in nearly 20 years. You can check out a snippet of a Noisey review of the show confirming the news below.
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The band played six new tunes (“Feel This,” “Victim of Me,” “On Paper,” “Testosterone,” “Full Circle,” and “Shameless Halo”), all of which sounded like Descendents songs (which is to say they were catchy, short and full of energy) and announced a new album titled Hypercaffium Spazzinate slated for a July release on Epitaph Records. And, yes, maybe the south bay isn’t the coolest place to live these days, but the crowd danced and bopped its head to the new material with the type of respect you’re supposed to show your elders because even in the yuppie-fied Hermosa of 2016, Descendents are still viewed as local-boys-done-good for more-or-less creating pop punk and, an argument can be made, emo. No amount of yoga studios and gelato shops will ever change that.