July 23rd, Hardly Art will release the new full-length by California’s Hunx & His Punx. Street Punk, as the title implies, is a dramatic departure from the band’s previous outing, 2011’s Too Young to Be in Love, and includes a deep-cut Beastie Boys cover (“Egg Raid on Mojo”) and brief, blistering anthems like “Everyone’s a Pussy (Fuck You Dude).”
HUNX AND HIS PUNX have returned with Street Punk—a new album filled with the catchiest and most hateful punk songs heard in eons. Street Punk is an unrelenting tour de force, echoing early 80s hardcore, 90s grrl sounds, Darby Crash on helium, and the female answer to The Misfits.
After members dropping like flies and moving around the country, Hunx and His Punx is now led by Seth Bogart and Shannon Shaw, who split songwriting and vocal duties. In the years since their last album, 2011’s Too Young To Be in Love, Seth recorded a solo album called Hairdresser Blues (2012) and started a homemade TV Show called Hollywood Nailz, while Shannon released Dreams In The Rat House (2013) with her other band Shannon and the Clams. Somehow during all of this Seth and Shannon managed to secretly meet in Los Angeles and Oakland to gob out Street Punk.
Recorded in just a couple days by Facundo Bermudez (who has produced albums by Mika Miko and No Age), Street Punk includes a cover of the Beastie Boys’ early hardcore anthem “Egg Raid on Mojo” and songs about bad skin, teen angst, social wimpery, trash, isolation, schizophrenia, peroxided delusion, rat parties and vengeance.
07.07.13 – Los Angeles, CA @ Off Sunset Street Festival
08.08.13 – Brooklyn, NY – 285 Kent %
08.09.13 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMoca % #
08.10.13 – Washington, DC – Comet Ping Pong % #
08.11.13 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar % #
08.12.13 – Belmont, NC – Haunted Mill + Mini Golf %
08.13.13 – Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits #
08.14.13 – Orlando, FL – The Social #
08.15.13 – Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree #
08.16.13 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn #
08.17.13 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In # ^
08.19.13 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club #
08.20.13 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean #
08.21.12 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick Lounge #
08.22.13 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar #
08.23.13 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #
% – w/ Chain & The Gang
# – w/ Hunters
^ – w/ Diarrhea Planet and The So So Glo