Yesterday the American punk band Pennywise "released" their brand new album "Reason to Believe" as a free download through a collaboration with MySpace Records and Textango.
The album is also available in the conventional formats CD and LP through Epitaph Records, with different bonus tracks. According to an recent interview with guitarist Fletcher Dragge, the band had written about 60 songs for this album.
The CD version of this album was supposed to come with a DVD, but according to rumors I've heard this was cancelled.
"Pennywise were formed in 1988 in Hermosa Beach, California by singer Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, drummer Byron McMackin and bassist Jason Thirsk. To date, this line-up is considered a classic. They released two EPs "A Word from the Wise" and "Wildcard" (both 1989). Each of the band members had played in other bands in the Hermosa Beach area and attended the same high school.
The group signed to Epitaph Records in 1990 and released their first album "Pennywise" (1991). The album quickly spread throughout the punk community, earning the band some nation-wide recognition. Lyrics in the album endorsed a positive mental attitude, helping promote progressive ideals for Generation X".
Enjoy it - then go out and buy it!
Tracklist: 1. (Intro) As Long As We Can, 2. One Reason, 3. Faith and Hope, 4. Something to Live For, 5. All We Need, 6. The Western World, 7. We'll Never Know, 8. Confusion, 9. Nothing to Lose, 10. It's Not Enough to Believe, 11. You Get the Life You Choose, 12. Affliction, 13. Brag, Exaggerate & Lie, 14. Die For You.
Download (115 Mb w/booklet): Megaupload
Pennywise @ MySpace / Pennywise @ Wikipedia
PS! American users got an option to download a bonus track for free by sending the text message PW15 to TANGO (82646). If someone could send me this track I would be extremely pleased. Thanx!