At last night's special RX Bandits' acoustic show at The Art Theater in Long Beach, Matt Embree revealed that the band has decided to regroup officially and that they're over halfway done with a new record. They also plan to continue doing acoustic sets at home once a year.
Now, the Cali ska-punks have revealed the fourth cut off the EP: Fugazi’s “Cashout”. Speaking about the song choice and the faithful cover, Bandits guitarist Steve Choi said, “Fugazi is one of our biggest influences musically and ethically. We could easily do a whole album of Fugazi covers, but after going back and forth we settled on a later tune, this one being from the band’s last full length album The Argument.”
So as everyone already knows, RX Bandits are returning for their ten year anniversary of The Resignation. With the tour, the guys are releasing a covers EP and we're lucky enough to bring you the band's cover of Weezer's "Surf Wax America" from their iconic, Blue Album. Jump to the replies to give it a listen and peep what guitarist Steve Choi had to say about the cover below.
Ah Weezer, ubiquitous in mainstream rock music since all of us children of the 80's were teenagers. Our fans take us more seriously than we like to take ourselves so we wanted to do an easy, poppy song to show our musical range. All the cool kids like to claim Pinkerton, and I love that record too, but the Blue...
RX Bandits will be releasing a cover EP to go along with their 10 year anniversary tour for their album, The Resignation. Starting June 3rd, the band will release one song per week for free for four weeks and the 5th song will only be available with the purchase of the EP on the tour.
01) “Can’t Stand Losing You” (original by The Police) [free to fans on June 3rd]
02) “Falling Man” (original by Blonde Redhead) [free to fans on June 10th]
03) “Surf Wax America” (original by Weezer) [free to fans on June 17th]
04) “Cashout” (original by Fugazi) [free to fans on June 24th]
05) “21st Century Schizoid Man” (original by King Crimson) [exclusive to CD]
Hit the replies to watch Pebaluna's Lauren Coleman sing guest vocals on Gavin Castleton's "Coffeelocks," also featuring assistance from Happy Body Slow Brain. Pebaluna (Matt Embree of Rx Bandits) begins a residency at Los Angeles' The Hotel Cafe this Friday - details in the replies.
This week marked the end of the RX Bandits' farewell run. I was more than fortunate enough to see the guys play one last time at the end of June at the very beginning of the tour, and I've been working on the way to express what the band has meant to me since picking up Progress for the first time so many years ago. As some of you may or may not know, my original username for the site was duffmanrxbandit. Head here to read my thoughts on the show, some quotes from Matt Embree about the band's music and influences and even some words from the users of AP.net. Definitely let us and the band know what you thought about the last run (for now).
In Honor of the Rx Bandits Farewell tour, Enjoy The Ride Records will have a sale on the band breakthrough album, Progress until the end of the tour in August. If you join their facebook group there is an additional 10% off promo code in the "Store Section."
Rx Bandits' Progress is available for pre-order on limited vinyl from Enjoy the Ride Records. The label will also be issuing The Staring Line's With Hopes of Starting Over and Make Yourself at Home EPs on separate 10"s in the near future. Details are expected soon.
Enjoy The Ride Records has announced that they will be re-issuing 6 albums from the Drive Thru Records catalog on vinyl for the very first time. The first release will be Rx Bandits' Progress , Pre-Order’s will be going up this Friday (Nov 12th) at 2pm EST(They expect to ship Mid December). The pressing will be limited to 500 total copies split over 3 colors. They will all be pressed on 180 gram vinyl in a gatefold sleeve and at 45rpm speed for optimal sound quality. They will be available on 200 white, 200 black and 100 on White/Black radioactive split vinyl. The next two releases will be announced once the pre order goes live on Friday.
RX Bandits and New Found Glory will be featured with The Mars Volta, The Smashing Pumpkins and The xx on JBTV Wednesday at 11 p.m. CST on WJYS in Chicago. You can stream the episode online after it airs here.