John Feldmann has spent recent years producing boy bands like 5 Seconds of Summer and grown-man bands like Good Charlotte and Blink-182, but he hasn't forgotten about his roots in the pop-punk band Goldfinger. A staple of both third-wave ska and the Tony Hawk's Pro Skater soundtrack, Feldmann has resurrected the band for a new album.
Since the rest of Goldfinger have moved on to other projects (including work as an NHL blogger), the latest iteration of the band sees Feldmann working with some high-profile friends.
On bass, Feldmann has recruited MxPx frontman Mike Herrera, while guitar duties are handled by Phil Sneed of Story of the Year. And on the group's new LP The Knife, the drumming was handled by Blink-182 whiz Travis Barker.
As if that weren't enough, The Knife also features a great deal of guests. Blink-182's Mark Hoppus lends some vocals to the project, as does 311 frontman Nick Hexum. There's also guest guitar from the Mighty Mighty Bosstones' Nate Albert, drum work from Twenty One Pilots' Josh Dun and an appearance from ONE OK ROCK's Takahiro Moriuchi.
"I took my time making this record.... Nine years to be exact!" Feldmann said in a press release. "I feel like I've made the most concise Goldfinger record in my career. We have all Goldfinger styles together as one, with Zakk Cervini, who mixed the Blink-182 record, and Travis Barker on drums, I couldn't be more proud of an album."
The Knife will arrive on July 21 through Rise Records. You can watch a lyric video for its lead single "Put the Knife Away" below.
1. A Million Miles
2. Get What I Need
3. AM I Deaf
4. Tijuana Sunrise
5. Put The Knife Away
6. Don't Let Me Go
8. Who's Laughing Now
9. Say It Out Loud
10. Orthodontist Girl
11. See You Around