Notorious Southern California punk rockers PENNYWISE are back in full force and swinging harder than ever. The band, which has inspired many throughout the world with their hard-charging songs of self-reliance and perseverance, proves itself once again with “All Or Nothing”, one of its most powerful and heartfelt albums to date. The album will hit the streets on May 1 via longtime PENNYWISE allies Epitaph Records.
Fans can preview the album’s title track, a blistering high-energy punk anthem, in the YouTube clip below (courtesy of KROQ.com).
“We knew we were up against a lot, and we needed to write the best record we’ve ever written,” says PENNYWISE bassist Randy Bradbury. “And I think we may have just done that. That will be for the fans to decide but we are really proud with the way this record came out. I haven’t felt this excited about a PENNYWISE album since ‘Full Circle’.”
“It felt like we got to go back to our roots in the songwriting process,” adds guitarist Fletcher Dragge. “There was a lot of passionate discussion between everybody. In the old day that’s how our best records got made, lot’s of yelling and smashing shit. And as a result the music started sounding like an old-school PENNYWISE record. At the end of the day, this is just a loud hard fast aggressive punk rock record and that’s what we do best.”
“All Or Nothing” track listing:
01. All Or Nothing (2:29)
02. Waste Another Day (2:22
03. Revolution (3:25)
04. Stand Strong (3:10)
05. Let Us Hear Your Voice (3:43)
06. Seeing Red (2:54)
07. Songs Of Sorrow (3:35)
08. X Generation (3:15)
09. We Have It All (2:59)
10. Tomorrow (3:17)
11. All Along (3:09)
12. United (2:49)
Formed in the South Bay of Los Angeles, a neighborhood with a rich punk rock history, PENNYWISE began in 1988. The band would go on to amass an international following through relentless touring and a melodic high energy sound merging melodic surf punk, blistering hardcore and the classic punk of their youth. The group has solidified their place in punk history with songs like the raging “Fuck Authority”, “Alien” and the band’s now-legendary ode to brotherhood and departed friends, “Bro Hymn”.
“Our music has always been about persevering against all the odds,” Dragge says. “We love doing this. There’s nothing more important to us than being on stage in front of our fans and having them sing our lyrics back at us and feeling that energy.”