Beloved Orange County, CA rockers Zebrahead will release The Early Years- Revisited on April 21 via Rude Records. The full length album features re-recorded versions of all the fan favorites, classic party anthems that we all know and love including ‘Playmate Of The Year’ and “Falling Apart”, plus a bonus track and one new song.
See full track listing below.
Pre-orders are available here starting today.
The band has just released a video announcement here.
Bassist Ben Osmundson says;
‘We’re excited for everyone to hear The Early Days – Revisited! It is 11 of the fan favorites from the past re-recorded with Matty singing on them…. and 2 new songs for everyone to check out. It was fun to go back and re learn these old songs from the first 3 albums. We hope everyone enjoys it as much as we did making this!”
Co-vocalist Matty Lewis, adds, “I’m also excited to release one new song that we have been working on for a while, as well as a song that wasn’t on ‘Call Your Friends‘ It is a good pre-cursor to our next album, and hope you enjoy them!”
“It was great to have the early songs recorded with with Matty and Dan. The recording process was seamless because we play a lot of the songs live. I am looking forward to the fans listening to the new versions. I think they are going to be excited to hear what we have put together.” states co-vocalist Ali Tabatabaee.
Formed in 1996, Grammy-nominated Zebrahead has released a total of 10 studio albums and is known for their eclectic music style that incorporates punk, rap and alternative rock. Over the years the band has toured with the likes of Less Than Jake, Green Day, Blink -182, MxPx, The Bloodhound Gang, Bowling For Soup and many more.
Many bands make an entrance into a particular scene, make a statement, and are suddenly yesterday’s has-beens after an album or two. But after a dozen years, half a dozen albums, scores of countries, countless miles, a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance for their blistering cover of Metallica’s Enter Sandman and immeasurable faces rocked, it’s not entirely surprising that Orange County-based rock act Zebrahead have been able to not only maintain a distinct relevancy to the core fan base that grew up with the act, it’s also been able to consistently break new ground and appeal to newer generations of audiences.
“What’s strange is that kids are getting younger and younger every time we tour,” says Zebrahead vocalist Ali Tabatabaee. “I really don’t know where they hear us or where they get our music from, but it truly is inspiring for us to keep writing and making music to see these kids showing up to the show and being such hardcore fans. I can’t explain it. We’re really fortunate.”
So, what’s the big secret to such great fortune? Credit the quintet’s truly innovative and ingenious meld of punk, hip-hop and alternative rock, which crosses over musical bounds, not to mention songwriting that’s infallibly infectious. When Zebrahead first broke ground, erupting into the Southern California rock scene in the mid-’90s, the act was instantly recognized as a pioneer of a hybridized genre that, to this day, has not only lasted, but continues to flourish both domestically and internationally. And with members Ali Tabatabaee, Dan Palmer (guitar), Matty Lewis (vocals/guitar), Ben Osmundson (bass) and Ed Udhus (drums) fully engaged in their craft, Zebrahead’s continued drive has no chance of letting down anytime soon.
2. Get Back
5. Playmate of The Year
6. Now Or Never
8. Rescue Me
9. Into You
10. Hello Tomorrow
11. Falling Apart
12. Sex, Lies and Audiotape (bonus physical only)
13. Devil on My Shoulder New Song