The descendants have announced “Let The Bad Times Roll”, their first new album in nine years

The descendants have announced "Let The Bad Times Roll", their first new album in nine years

The record is the experienced punk rock band’s first LP since ‘Days Go By’ 2012 and will be released on April 16th via Concord Records. Pre-order is now possible.

Let The Bad Times Roll has been written and recorded in a variety of locations over the past few years, including the Huntington Beach, California studio. The new album is also the third time The Offspring has worked with producer Bob Rock.

The title track was released today (February 24th) in the preview of the new album and you can listen to ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ below.

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Commenting on the importance of the title track, written in late 2019 and recorded last year, frontman Dexter Holland said: “I feel like we are at a unique period in history where our world leaders are not saying we are doing our best “It’s more like they say ‘fuck it’ and it’s really scary.”

Guitarist Kevin ‘Noodles’ Wasserman added, “People say if everything goes to hell we can make the most of it, or at least swing it. ‘Let the bad times roll!’ “

Below is the track listing for ‘Let The Bad Times Roll’ by The Offspring.

  • This is not a utopia
  • Let the bad times roll
  • Behind your walls
  • One man army
  • Break these bones
  • Come for you
  • We never have sex again
  • In the hall of the mountain king
  • The Opioid Diaries
  • Hassan Chop
  • Gone away
  • Lullaby

‘Noodles’ recently targeted the controversial legacy of Conservative US radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, who passed away earlier this month.

“When Rush Limbaugh had a TV show we had to ask him NOT to use it [The Offspring’s 1994 track ‘Come Out And Play’] as bumper music, ”the guitarist recalled in a tweet.

“We didn’t want to be associated with him in any way. He was a dishonest bigoted hypocrite who got rich by exploiting people’s fear and dividing the country. “

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