Ten Foot Pole releasing first album of new music in 15 years (stream a track)
Back in 2017, Simi Valley, CA punk vets Ten Foot Pole released Setlist, which mostly featured re-recorded versions of old songs (along with two new ones), but now they’re gearing up to release their first album of all new material in 15 years. It’s called Escalating Quickly, it’s the followup to 2004’s Subliminable Messages, and it comes out May 10 via Thousand Island Records. They made it with producer Ryan Greene (who did NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic and worked with a handful of other Fat Wreck Chords bands), and the album features guest contributions from guitarists Dan Palmer (Death by Stereo, Zebrahead, Billy Bio) and Dan Jacobs (Atreyu), bassist “Lil Joe” Raposo (Lagwagon, RKL) and drummer Sean Sellers (Good Riddance).
You can pre-order the album and get instant downloads of the songs “Everything Dies” and “Don’t Be A Dick” here, and we’re premiering a third song from the album, “Forever Road.” Vocalist Dennis Jagard says, “I’d like to dedicate ‘Forever Road’ to journalists worldwide that risk their lives to try to ascertain and broadcast truth; the song was meant to capture the defiance and resolve of people fighting the never-ending struggle against corrupt power.” Needless to say, it’s a song that’s very of the moment, but it also sounds like classic Ten Foot Pole/’90s-style punk, and if you’re into this kinda stuff, give this one a spin below.
Don’t Be A Dick
Victim Of Humility
I Hate The Night
Goodbye Sunny Days