Published Oct 27, 2011This news probably won't come as much of a surprise, but it's great to hear nonetheless. After going strong for more than 30 years, Vancouver punk heroes D.O.A. are working on a new record.
According to a press release, the new album is called Farewell to Arms and 16 songs have already been written. This includes "a couple of dub reggae songs, a rockabilly tune," plus some tracks with a "Celtic influence of Scotland and Ireland mixed in." But don't worry about the band getting too carried away with their experiments; there will also be "the smash-you-in-the-face-type punk songs that the punters demand from D.O.A."
Sessions for the new album will begin on December 10 at Profile Studios in Vancouver. Frontman Joey Shithead will be co-producing alongside Sho Murray and Sean Hollowaychuk.
Meanwhile, D.O.A. have a handful of dates in the Prairies coming up before the end of this month. Two of the gigs are actually Joey Shithead solo shows, where he will be promoting his new book Talk - Action = 0: An Illustrated History of D.O.A. before playing a band gig that night.
UPDATE: Joey Shithead tweeted that he will play Occupy Regina on October 28, and added that he also hopes to play Occupy Vancouver on November 5.
10/27 Winnipeg, MB - McNalley-Robinson Books *
10/27 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Caberet
10/28 Regina, SK - Riddell Centre (University of Regina)
10/29 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos *
10/29 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos
* Joey Shithead solo