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New CLASS + Alicja-Pop Records Announced
Howdy friends, another week and another couple announcements for ya. CLASS are back with a new full length out October 6 and tour dates to follow. We're also honored to be doing a new 7" single for Alicja Trout and her Alicja-pop project, out September 29. In case ya missed last week's update with Leopardo and Single Bullet Theory announcements, here it is. Let's dig on in!
CLASS - If You've Got Nothing
"The Artist works in a museum And that museum is rocknroll In a world of meme punk rockabilly grandads It’s the classicists that really have something to say. Straight lines, hooks, and a clear path to your heart. They might not be dbeat heart throbs But no one else can give you that feeling that you can hold on to a moment Like you are driving too fast down route 60 And it’s never going to end. In 20 years when you skulk the dark alleyways of wherever punk’s red fern grows, they won’t be talking about Dwight Twilley, the Looks, or the Nerves, they will be looking for a little CLASS." - Tobi Vail and Hayes Waring
Alicja-pop - I'm Here I'm There / Not Gonna Be Dumb
(artwork: Alicja Trout)
Illustrious Memphian creative Alijca Trout (Sweet Knives, Lost Sounds, River City Tanlines) returns with a new single under her solo-slash-group venture, Alicja-pop. Following in the haunting garage-pop reverberations of 2021's, "Howlin'", A-pop weave together a crisp double-A side of wistful r'n'r gold. "I'm Here I'm There" rides a driving rhythm beneath Trout's icy cool and confident layered vocals. Both propulsive and ethereal - stretching seamlessly to the flip, "Not Gonna Be Dumb", a euphoric dip into post-punk. Coated in synth and a piercing guitar lead, chants of "Time...it wa-a-a-aves you on" harmonize in a chilling finish to Alicja-pop's latest slice of brilliance.
Aussie legend Jake Robertson and the Alien Nosejob band begin their US run Thursday, including a stop at Gonerfest! CLASS will be hitting the road on their new album in October as well - who else can't wait to see them?!