4 songs of upbeat-melodic punk rock, that is a giant leap forward for the band's craftsmanship of song, lyrics, and melody. Jon Phillip had Mike Kennerty from the All-American Rejects produce, mix, record this release at Mike's studio in Edmond, Oklahoma. Scott Schoenbeck (the Promise Ring and Dashboard Confessional) delivers his signature catchy and aggressive bass parts once again. Jon Phillip (Limbeck & Tommy Stinson) sounds like he's getting more comfortable with his newly acquired position of being at guitar and lead vocals. The songs are about loss, anxiety, and wanting to give up, all spawning from having the worst year of his life in 2018. Full-color layout done by Eric Baskauskas at Wall Of Youth.
released October 4, 2019
Jonny Phillip- Lead Vocals, Guitar, Drums, keyboards
Scott Schoenbeck- Bass Guitar
Mike Kennerty- Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
Ricky Salthouse- Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
supported by 4 fans who also own “Destined For Disaster”
When LA Explosion came out I was hugely disappointed. After the meltdown that was the "She Don't Know Why I'm Here" 45 it sounded anemic and lifeless. Fast forward 40 years and we have a meaty, rockin' album that destroys the debut in terms of attack and Farfisa rock'n'roll oomph. It really should have come out in 1980 instead of languishing all these years. For me, that long ago 45rpm will never be topped, but this is so fine it's impossible to resist. brooklynboy