Published Sep 08, 2010When it comes to pop punk, there are two distinct strains: the timeless, untouchable classics (and their modern counterparts) and the mall-friendly radio rockers. With these distinctions in place, it has always been possible for Jawbreaker fans to steer clear of Simple Plan fans despite their similar aural ancestry. Now, that line is blurring as pop punk legends Screeching Weasel are working with a member of All-American Rejects.
As Punknews points out, the band are currently in the studio at work on a new album, and they've enlisted All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty to produce. Drummer Adam Cargin tweeted about the studio time, saying, "Had a great time working with [Kennerty] on the Weasel demos. He is a total pro+one of the nicest guys I've worked with. Can't wait for round 2."
Ben Weasel also commented on working with Kennerty, saying, "He makes the songs better without fucking them up. He makes me feel safe. And special. And loved." Weasel previously worked with Kennerty on his 2007 solo album, These Ones Are Bitter.
Screeching Weasel's upcoming album will be their first effort as a band in more than ten years. It will also be their first recording since the departure of founding guitarist John Jughead.