Any rebellious teenager knows the feeling of existing in the wrong musical era—long gone are the days GG Allin shat on stage.
Even though those days can never come back, the punks us bad millennial kids thought we’d never hear new music from or get to see live are returning. Remember that mix of deep cut old school punk tunes you made to impress your crush in high school? You kicked it off with some Iggy & The Stooges, sprinkled in some Violent Femmes and then ended on a more obscure note with someone like Bush Tetras.
Well, get excited, because that mix is about to come alive. Literally, and I mean literally, every one of those aforementioned pioneer punks and more are releasing or have released music this year.
Don’t believe me? Just check out the playlist below.
He came back to the stage in the ’90s and hasn’t stopped since. Now he’s coming out with his 25th studio album. He might not be spitting blood into the audience anymore, but he sure can still rage.
Free (Out 9/6)
Iggy & The Stooges live 1969
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds is the perfect example of this shit whiskey to fine bourbon transformation—Cave also recently announced that their 17th studio album is almost done.
Skeleton Tree (2016)
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, “In The Ghetto” (1984)
Their most popular “Blister In The Sun” was the cool kids anthem back in the early 2000s, now they’ve released a new album and it hasn’t lost any of that Violent Femmes essence.
Hotel Last Resort (2019)
Violent Femmes, “Gone Daddy Gone” (1983)
These ladies still are the queens of not giving any fucks. Even in their newest EP they’re in your face and keeping things dirty.
There Is A Hum (2019)
Bush Tetras, “Too Many Creeps” (1980)
Another band that has kept their music train going. They haven’t had a release since the early 2000s, so this should really get fans excited.
Dusty Notes (2019)
Meat Puppets, “We Don’t Exist” (1994)