Screeching Weasel to release new album “First World Manifesto” on Fat

Screeching Weasel to release new album “First World Manifesto” on Fat

Big news day today!

The legendary pop punk act, Screeching Weasel, have announced that they will be releasing a brand new album on March 15th of 2011. The album, titled “First World Manifesto” will be the band’s first album in 11 years as well as marking the return of the band to long-time label, Fat Wreck Chords. Ben Weasel had this to say about the album:

“We’re almost done with vocals on the new Screeching Weasel album so it’s as good a time as any to give you the lowdown.

I had a ton of songs lying around that I’d written in the past decade but never recorded. A heck of a lot of them were top-notch jingles that would’ve been perfect for a Screeching Weasel album, had Screeching Weasel actually existed at that point. We didn’t, so they were relegated to the old tape pile and mostly forgotten. When Screeching Weasel got back together for the 11th time, I started polishing up those songs and writing a bunch of new ones. We did a quick demo last summer and sent it off to a couple labels but it was almost a foregone conclusion that if Fat wanted us back we’d be there with bells on. And so it came to pass: Fat Mike texted me the day after we sent the demos saying “Jolly good stuff, mate!” and we were off to the races. Joy to the world!

So we’re back in the fold. But coming back after a ten year layoff? Believe me, sports fans, nobody knows better than me what it’s like to try to hop back in the saddle after a, uh, “hiatus” and reclaim your former glory, so we’ve pulled out all the stops on this one. From pure pop-punk ditties like “Baby Talk” and “Frankengirl” to point-and-laugh-at-the-punk-rocker anthems like “Little Big Man” and “Follow Your Leaders,” this is everything you could ask for from the band the humorless twats love to hate and the cultured, refined connoisseurs of quality rock and roll love to love.”

The album will feature 14 songs. It was recorded at the Mystery Room and The Blast House with Mike Kennerty and Justin Perkins.

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