The Lillingtons and Ray Rocket take their 'Black Wave Tour' to Leeuwarden08-06-2018
Having signed to Fat Wreck Chords, The Lillingtons toiled away on their new record in secret, crafting an album that is both a continuation of the band’s legacy and a dramatic reinvention. It’s called Stella Sapiente, a title that vocalist-guitarist Kody Templeman says roughly translates to “wisdom of the stars,” and that phrase proves apt given his claim that it’s “centered around secret societies, astrology, and the occult.” This kind of subject matter makes perfect sense for The Lillingtons, a band that has never – and likely will never – find much interest in the mundane. Their songs are pulpy vignettes steeped in intrigue, unraveling mysteries, conspiracies, and cloak-and-dagger operations while bashing through buzzy, pop-focused punk songs.
Ray Rocket is a household name in the punk rock community, known from his years of touring and fronting his band Teenage Bottlerocket. Do You Wanna Go To Tijuana? marks his first time stepping into the solo world, and it's something that his current fan base is sure to love. This isn't an album full of brand new songs, and it’s not an album of rejected Teenage Bottlerocket b-sides played on an acoustic guitar. This is a collection of Teenage Bottlerocket's greatest hits, reimagined acoustically. Not to worry, the album does include a brand new song, a Ramones cover, as well as some other surprises.