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Jim Lindberg side-project Wraths recording new EP

According to a recent Twitter post from Bird Attack Records, Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg’s side-project Wraths are in the studio recording a new EP. All we currently know about the release is that it’s “coming soon,” but we’ll keep you posted as more details are revealed.

Wraths released their self-titled debut album last year through Bird Attack. Dying Scene spoke with Lindberg shortly after the LP’s release, in an interview that you can check out here.



DS Interview: Jim Lindberg on Wraths debut LP, new Pennywise, and remaining a punk rock dad

There comes a time in the life of many, if not most, a punk rock frontman when the tempo starts to slow a little bit, both personally and musically. The midsection starts to expand, the hair starts to grey, the beard moves beyond three-day stubble, and the shirts turn infinitely more flannel. It happens to the best of them, and the best of them do it damn well. Longtime Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg has got other intentions.

On his latest side project, Wraths, Lindberg teamed up with 1208’s Steve McCall and Chris Kranes (also of The Darlings) and Kranes’ Darlings bandmate Andrew Tyler Murphy for a dozen of the most raw, aggressive tracks he’s been a part of in years. The sound hearkens back to the early days of LA or DC hardcore; seminal bands like Dag Nasty and Scream and Dead Kennedys and, of course, Black Flag, have been bandied about in articles and press releases surrounding the Wraths project. “That was a conscious effort,” says Lindberg “We really wanted to be very raw…I think punk rock was meant to be just mic’d up and blasted out. Forget about all the after effects.” The sound is raw, aggressive…and not for everybody, as Lindberg says half-jokingly “my wife is…I wouldn’t say she’s not a fan, but I think she’s ready for me to do my acoustic record!”

Wraths hits hard and fast, as you might expect from a release fronted by Lindberg. But in a style that’s much different than the recording process in his “day job,” Wraths was recorded in effectively two one-day sessions. And yes, that was strictly by design. “It’s basically a live record, and I thought that was a really cool way to do it,” explains Lindberg. Like a lot of bands that helped usher in the glory days of the skate punk era, Pennywise spent a great deal of time crafting and fine-tuning a sound that would become extremely influential in its own right. That fine-tuning has its downside, however. “It really sucks out the immediacy and the realness of the music when you have to do it a hundred times,” says Lindberg, though he’s careful to not step on the toes of his peers. “A lot of people like that, but I just absolutely hate it…Everyone has a way they want to do things, and mine is definitely the exception to the rule.”

Lindberg’s last project, The Black Pacific, came at a time when Lindberg had stepped away from Pennywise after more than two decades fronting the pioneering skate punk band. Wraths, however, is Lindberg’s first side project after rejoining Pennywise, and came about almost by accident. As Lindberg explains: “Steve and Chris played in 1208 together and had been friends for a long time and they hooked up with Drew (Murphy) on the drums, and they probably demoed six or seven songs and asked me if I knew of any singers. When I heard it, I said I’d love to do it, so they graciously accepted my offer.”

Prior to his initial split with Pennywise, the decision to partake in a side project like Wraths may not, necessarily, have gone over well inside the band. “There’s a certain thing that can happen to bands after you’ve been doing it for about twenty years, or eight or nine or ten albums, where you just get in to this thing where it becomes automatic,” explains Lindberg. However, a quarter-century of working together and a vastly different musical landscape have combined to allow Lindberg and his Pennywise bandmates a little more in the way of creative freedom. “Fletcher (Dragge, Pennywise guitarist) did Chaos Delivery Machine, which is a great record…he did that with Jason (Page) and Justin (Thirsk), which is awesome, and he played bass on it, which is out of his wheelhouse…as long as people can be there for (Pennywise) and play shows, why not” do a side project that might breath new life into their main band, Lindberg suggests.

Pennywise will remain busy on the road for the bulk of the remainder of the year, and Lindberg will squeeze a few smaller runs with Wraths into the cracks that his chaotic schedule allows. And while Wraths might be a more aggressive album than Lindberg has been involved with in years, that doesn’t mean the acoustic record isn’t coming down the ‘pike. “I’m glad to have a little reprieve from that before I do that. But I guarantee you that the next time we talk, I’ll be in a flannel with a beard and an acoustic. I’ll just try not to make it suck!”

Check out our full interview with the great Jim Lindberg below, and pick up your copy of Wraths’ debut LP here!



Wraths will release self-titled album on Bird Attack Records

Hermosa Beach punks Wraths are set to release a new self-titled album on April 20th via Bird Attack, and you can check out the track “War Drums” below.

The band features Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, Steve McCall of 1208, and Chris Kranes of The Darlings.  Wraths will be their first full-length release, but you can check out their EP and an in-depth interview here.



Wraths (ft. Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg) release demo of another new song “It’s Not Over”

Yesterday, Wraths put up a demo of a new song titled “War Drums.” The band which features Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, Steve McCall of 1208, and Chris Kranes of The Darlings has now released another demo, this time for a new track called “It’s Not Over.”

You can feast your ears upon it below.

Wraths’ self-titled debut EP was independently released in late 2014, and is available for purchase on iTunes, as well as a bunch of other digital music services. As you can probably tell, they’re already working on tunes for a new release.

If you’d like to learn more about the band, I highly recommend reading the in-depth interview we conducted with frontman Jim Lindberg around the time of the EP’s release, or listening to our talk with him on episode 6 of Dying Scene Radio.



Wraths (ft. Jim Lindberg of Pennywise) stream demo of new song “War Drums”

Just a few months after releasing their debut EP, Wraths (ft. Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg, Steve McCall of 1208, and Chris Kranes of The Darlings) are already working on new tunes! The band just put up a demo of a new song titled “War Drums,” and you can give it a listen below.

Wraths’ self-titled debut EP was independently released in late 2014, and is available for purchase on iTunes, as well as a bunch of other digital music services.

If you’d like to learn more about the band, I highly recommend reading the in-depth interview we conducted with frontman Jim Lindberg around the time of the EP’s release, or listening to our talk with him on episode 6 of Dying Scene Radio.



Podcast: Dying Scene Radio episode #6 (special guests: Jim Lindberg, Fold The Nuts)

This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bob speaks solo with WRATHS/Pennywise/Black Pacific frontman Jim Lindberg; and Bob and Bobby make an international call to Athens, Greece to speak with BAND SPOTLIGHT: Fold The Nuts.

Bob reveals his narcissistic nature by humbly letting everybody know his day of birth, the two Bobs notice striking similarities amongst long tenured bands performing classic albums in their entirety (i.e. Face To Face’s “Triple Crown” series and Bad Religion’s “Battle of the Centuries”) and Bob invites all of the listeners to make a Wikipedia page for DyingScene.com and the DS radio show, respectively.

BAND SPOTLIGHT: FOLD THE NUTS
Bob manages to offend Greek punk rockers – Fold The Nuts – not once, but twice during their brief conversation, then he attempts to win back their favor by revealing that he sometimes gasses up his car in Tarpon Springs, FL – which has the highest percentage of Greek Americans of any city in the US. The two Bobs use their sleuthy nature to figure out the true meaning behind the band’s name, then Bobby requests that Bob be more zany.

Bob makes an ill attempt to correct Bobby on his pronunciation of Bayside frontman Anthony Raneri’s last name, while the guys use character voices to describe Raneri’s statement regarding Bayside’s recently released lyric video for their new single, “Dancing Like An Idiot”.

Bob speaks with Jim Lindberg and then debuts a new track from WRATHS. After admitting that he didn’t actually read Jim’s best-selling book, “Punk Rock Dad”, Bob practices “radical honesty” to clear his name and throws out a quick disclaimer that he has actually purchased the book online after reading the 30 page teaser on his Kindle. Noxious and Lindberg discover that they are “kindred spirits” when they compare their long list of obvious parallels – specifically, their knack for keeping a healthy band-life balance while each having three daughters.

Checkout the FULL INTERVIEW with Pennywise frontman Jim Lindberg on the DSR YouTube page.

This week’s episode is sponsored by FAT ENZO.

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THIS WEEK’S PLAYLIST
Strung Out – The Animal and the Machine
The Real McKenzies – Who’d A Thought
Teenage Bottlerocket – Haunted House
Fold The Nuts – Milk
Coliseum – We Are The Water
Get It Together – Hole In The Head
WRATHS – I’m A Target
Chaos Delivery Machine – Where The Sidewalk Ends
The Lucky Ones – Get Up
Uniforms – Three Two
WRATHS – In Control
Darwin and the Dinosaur – Theories
Make Do And Mend – Don’t Be Long



Wraths stream “I’m a Target” off of new EP

Wraths, the new project of Jim Lindberg (Pennywise), recently released their debut EP, and you can now stream one of the tracks, “I’m a Target.”  Check it out below.

The self-titled EP is available for download here.



Jim Lindberg talks new side project Wraths, stream 3 new tracks from their debut EP

Have you heard Wraths yet?  A South Bay, Los Angeles punk act formed by scene veterans from the likes of 1208 and The Darlings, and fronted by none other than Pennywise’s Jim Lindberg.  Don’t be too shocked if this is the first you’ve heard of them though.  The super-group have kept a pretty low profile until now.  They’ve just quietly self-released their self-titled debut EP, a hard hitting blast of punk rock that’s neither Pennywise nor Black Pacific but something decidedly more angsty and technical.

We recently caught up with Jim to talk about this new side project, how it came to be, what fans can expect from it in the future, and how it may or may not effect his work in Pennywise.  Read the interview below and exclusively stream a few tracks from the debut Wraths EP while you do.

Wraths EP is out now and available on iTunes.



Wraths (Jim Lindberg of Pennywise) streams first song off debut EP

Well this is exciting.  Looks like reuniting with Pennywise hasn’t kept singer Jim Lindberg busy enough and as a result we have ourselves a brand new punk band called Wraths fronted by the iconic vocalist.  In addition to Lindberg Wraths consists of Steve McCall from 1208, Chris Kranes from The Darlings and a drummer named Drew.

The foursome has already recorded their debut EP and you can get your first taste of it in the form of a new track titled “Oh God.”  Stream it below and let us know what you think.