Ten Foot Pole releasing ‘Setlist’ (stream it)
Cali skate punk vets Ten Foot Pole haven't released a new studio album since 2004's Subliminable Messages, and they do appear to have new music planned, but first they're releasing Setlist this Friday (5/26). The album features re-recordings of old songs (including an acoustic version of "Old Man"), plus the new songs "Scars" and "I Don't Want To Go." Here's what vocalist Dennis Jagard tells us about the premise for this record:
We made Setlist to define today’s Ten Foot Pole, before we follow up with albums of new music which might push our boundaries. At recent shows, new people have asked which record to buy. Rather than giving a list of songs from the set on each of six old albums, and explaining history such as a pro baseball pitcher singing on two records circa 1994, we wanted to have one collection to represent us going forward. So we completely re-recorded our favorite eleven old songs from our catalog, then added two new songs as a glimpse into the future of the band.
I’m proud of the project, feeling like it represents the old songs how I intended as the principal songwriter. Now that Setlist exists as a great sounding reference defining modern Ten Foot Pole, I feel a sense of freedom to write new songs, to be creative and let go of any concerns about the past.
You can pre-order the album from Cyber Tracks, the label run by NOFX's El Hefe and his wife Jennifer. A full stream premieres below.
As you may know, the pro baseball pitcher that Dennis mentioned is Ten Foot Pole's former singer Scott Radinsky, who also fronts Pulley, who released their first album in 12 years last fall.
Ten Foot Pole -- 2017 Tour Dates
May 25 Alex’s Bar Long Beach, CA
May 26 Soda Bar San Diego, CA
May 27 Dive Bar Las Vegas, NV
May 28 Jackass Prescott Valley, AZ