DS Exclusive: The Punk Cellist’s new cover of NOFX’s “It’s My Job To Keep Punk Rock Elite”

We’re back with another kickass premiere, this time from one of our favorite musicians and dudes ever, The Punk Cellist! Ian Legge has been tirelessly working on an extremely technical and unique full length these past few months and we’re super stoked to premiere its first single, The Punk Cellist’s rendition of NOFX‘s “It’s My Job to Keep Punk Rock Elite”.

The new record, due out later this fall, features songs from bands across the punk spectrum including Turnstile, Ramones, New Found Glory, Propagandhi, Blink 182, and more. Recorded in New Bedford, MA with none other than Trevor Reilly of A Wilhelm Scream, Legge played far more than only cello for this release, he demonstrated his mastery of every instrument during the full band sections.

Half the record is comprised of cello-only tracks similar to his EP released last year, while the other half includes a lead cello played over fast, melodic skate and pop punk. To catch The Punk Cellist live, his one remaining festival date is July 5 at Camp Punksylvania where he’ll be playing the full band half of the record.

What seems like ages ago, but was really only a little over a year, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ian over zoom. There is no doubt that another interview will be happening soon to coincide with the full length’s release, but you can check out the old interview here, along with The Punk Cellist’s brand new track and previously released EP below. Cheers!

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