In an interview with OC Weekly, Pennywise members Jim Lindberg and Fletcher Dragge talked about the band’s “new album” Yesterdays, which contains newly recorded and previously unreleased tracks written by their late bassist Jason Matthew Thirsk, and is due for release on Tuesday (July 15th). About the direction of the album, Jim stated:
“We were definitely more of a melodic hardcore band back then, in the style of 7 Seconds and Descendants. There’s a lot of cool bass lines going on and a lot more melody than we had on later albums. Going back to these songs kind of opens the door to say, ‘Hey, we played this style of music when we were starting out; there’s nothing wrong with opening it up a little bit.'”
On the recording sessions of Yesterdays, which took place at a studio in Hermosa Beach, Fletcher said, “We just got in a room and said, ‘Fuck it, we’re playing these old songs; we’re having fun’.”
To support Yesterdays, Pennywise will take part in the Summer Nationals tour with The Offspring, Bad Religion, The Vandals, and Stiff Little Fingers. After that, they will tour Europe with Rise Against.
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