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The Descendents Release First Album in More Than a Decade

The Descendents: Hypercaffium SpazzinateThe Descendents have released their first album in a dozen years.

Hypercaffium Spazzinate is the band’s seventh album and the first released by the punk band since 2004’s Cool to Be You. Karl Alvarez handles bass on the album, as he has through the band’s existence (and its several hiatuses and reformations) since 1986.

The Descendents also influenced a host of bands, like Blink-182, NOFX, Green Day, Fall Out Boy, The Offspring and Rise Against.

The band acknowledges its long history and age.“Since the dawn of rock-and-roll every band’s tried to pretend they exist in the age group of 18 to 35, no matter how old they get,” Alvarez said. “But this band’s very honest about the fact that we’re not teenagers anymore.”

In true punk fashion, the tunes are fairly short and sweet. “Victim of Me” clocks in at 1:37.

Hypercaffium Spazzinate is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Hypercaffium Spazzinate Track List:

  1. Feel This
  2. Victim of Me
  3. On Paper
  4. Shameless Halo
  5. No Fat Burger
  6. Testosterone
  7. Without Love
  8. We Got Defeat
  9. Smile
  10. Limiter
  11. Fighting Myself
  12. Spineless and Scarlet Red
  13. Human Being
  14. Full Circle
  15. Comeback Kid
  16. Beyond the Music