Bad Religion: Greg Gaffin (vocals); Brian Baker, Greg Hetson, Jay Bentley, Bobby Schayer.
Recorded at Victor's Barn, Kauai, Hawaii.
Best described as thinking man's punk rock, the 20-year veteran of a style at times diluted by weak imitation returns with its first studio release since 1998's NO SUBSTANCE. THE NEW AMERICA triumphantly reunites Bad Religion with founding guitarist Brett Gurewitz, and if that isn't enough to capture the attention of long-time fans, rock icon Todd Rundgren lends his much sought-after producing talents for these sessions.
Vocalist and principal writer Greg Graffin's trademark layered harmonies are an integral part of what places Bad Religion far above lesser punk acts, and here they dominate songs such as "1,000 Memories," "The Hopeless Housewife," and "A Streetkid Named Desire." Bad Religion is no stranger to social commentary on technology and its effect on society, and "I Love My Computer" combines these sensibilities with melodic hooks and modem sound effects. The band's gift for writing thought-provoking, affecting music puts A NEW AMERICA in a class of its own.
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 08/17/18
- Genre: Pop