Published Jun 11, 2013Moving on from his 2012 solo set Hairdresser Blues, Hunx (aka Seth Bogart) has re-teamed with his backup band the Punx to deliver their next LP, Street Punk. Hardly Art drops the album into stores July 23.
A press release notes that the LP steers clear of the lo-fi, '60s girl group approach to pop that the act presented on their 2011 set Too Young to Be in Love to instead showcase the "most hateful punk songs heard in eons."
The 12-song set was recorded Facundo Bermudez (Mika Miko, No Age) and finds the Punx dabbling in early '80s hardcore and "'90s grrl sounds." Songwriting and singing duties are split between Bogart and collaborator Shannon Shaw (of Shannon & the Clams), with the song cycle apparently homing on themes like "bad skin, teen angst, social wimpery, trash, isolation, schizophrenia, peroxided delusion, rat parties and vengeance."
The set also includes a cover of early Beastie Boys punk rage-out "Egg Raid on Mojo."
You can get a taste of Street Punk via the newly shared album track "Bad Punk over here. Plus, check out all Hunx & His Punx's North American tour dates beneath the tracklist.
2. Everyone's a Pussy (Fuck You Dude)
3. You Think You're Tough
4. Borne Blonde
5. I'm Coming Back
6. Mud in Your Eyes
7. Street Punk
8. Don't Call Me Fabulous
9. Rat Bag
10. Egg Raid on Mojo
11. Kill Elaine
12. It's Not Easy
7/7 Los Angeles, CA - Off Sunset Street Festival
8/8 Brooklyn, NY - 285 Kent %
8/9 Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMoca % #
8/10 Washington, DC - Comet Ping Pong % #
8/11 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar % #
8/12 Belmont, NC - Haunted Mill + Mini Golf %
8/13 Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits #
8/14 Orlando, FL - The Social #
8/15 Birmingham, AL - The Bottletree #
8/16 Atlanta, GA - Drunken Unicorn #
8/17 Nashville, TN – Exit/In # ^
8/19 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club #
8/20 Chicago, IL – Subterranean #
8/21 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge #
8/22 Toronto, ON - Hard Luck Bar #
8/23 Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall #
% with Chain & The Gang
# with Hunters
^ with Diarrhea Planet and The So So Glo