Descendents Guitarist Stephen Egerton Hints at New Music
The Descendents appear to be recording their first new music in more than a decade.
Guitarist Stepen Egerton posted a photo of empty candy wrappers -- no doubt a nod to the band’s prevalent tongue-in-cheek musings on all things junk food and teen angst -- to his Instagram with the caption, “Descendents recording.” Other than that, however, Egerton didn’t offer any more details on the band’s plans for a new release. Check out the post below:
The L.A.-based punk leaders released their most recent and sixth album, Cool to Be You, back in 2004. That, in turn, was their first new LP following an eight-year break following 1996’s Everything Sucks.
The Descendents have endured several hiatuses throughout their more than 30-year career, as frontman Milo Aukerman focused on his day job as a biochemist, spurring a Descendent spin-off outfit, All, featuring Egerton, drummer Bill Stevenson and bassist Karl Alvarez. Likewise, Stevenson also took a break from the band during his stint with Black Flag in the ‘80s.
For Cool to Be You, the Descendents switched from Epitaph to Fat Wreck Chords in order to work with NOFX frontman Fat Mike, who was enthusiastic to put out the band's next record. Of course, it remains to be seen whether or not the Descendents will renew that partnership for any new material.
Descendents – "Good Good Things"