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Still Standing

by Tsunami Bomb

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    With their new 7” “Still Standing”, Tsunami Bomb has returned with their unique sound of keyboard driven bombastic punk rock with a dark edge and soaring vocals that gives an incredible fresh spin on some classic tracks.

    Following up their emphatic return on the 2019 LP “The Spine That Binds”, Tsunami Bomb wanted to revisit two of their classic songs as a gift for their street team, The Bomb Squad. The Irish jig driven “Irish Boys” is a live show favorite, but only previously available on a bedroom made 4 track recording from 1999. Keyboardist and co-vocalist Oobliette Sparks takes lead on this track, firing lines back and forth with vocalist Kate Jacobi, while guitarist Andy Pohl showcases his lead guitar skills as the song screams through it’s bittersweet tale of both shoes and evening plans drunkenly destroyed. Another Tsunami Bomb beloved classic gets a revisit with “El Diablo”, a song that was co-written by Oobliette who had sadly left the band by the time it was originally recorded. Now in its intended form, the keyboards return with a vengeance making you wonder how they could have ever not been present. Meanwhile the band’s tight rhythm section, drummer Gabe Lindeman and bassist Dominic Davi, explosively charge through the track at a breakneck pace. However, it’s Jacobi who takes center stage, with her high-flying vocals making the song and its message definitively and unquestionably hers.

    That’s just side A! Side B has two tracks exclusive to the vinyl, from a bootleg recording of the band in New York in 2018! If you have never seen Tsunami Bomb live, the shows are notorious for being packed, sweaty sing-alongs, and that is very much on display here. On two of their most popular songs of all time, “Take The Reins” and “Lemonade” the band is almost drowned out by the East Coast crowd who screams every word back at them.

    While the “Still Standing” 7” was supposed to be just for their street team, Jello Biafra caught wind of it and insisted it be released on Alternative Tentacles, allowing the world to hear this new classic from Tsunami Bomb. A good thing he did, because this EP proves once again that not only is Tsunami Bomb “Still Standing”, they are better than ever.

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Irish Boys 02:51
Sittin on a Friday all alone, To the pub I dare to roam I walked right in and took a seat, Cute drunk boy I long to meet Sat alone, No one bought me drinks! I gave up cuz Irish Boys stink! Open the bottle, Step inside, Pop open the cork and wave goodbye, To the stupid Irish Boys Who never get the chance To know me, Sweep me off my feet Or get into my pants I'll come back one day with a real man! He'll kiss my lips and he'll hold my hand! He'll show me off so everyone knows! Kiss my ear and suck my toes! Never puke on my shoes! Sing those sorry drunken tunes! When we go out, he'll buy me drinks -- He's not Irish, Irish boys stink! Yea irish boys stink!So in walks this cute lad, Decides to tell me how much beer he's had Sets me up to put me on my throne, Then decides to take me home Right as we get to the bed, He's so drunk he's passed out dead This is why I've come to think, Those fuckin Irish Boys, they stink!
El Diablo 03:02
I think about what's going on, then I stop thinking about it I had a reason to believe that something's wrong... It was only you for so long The people ask but I don't hear What's the question anyway? I collect a fuzzy cloud of memories to sell to people who care Not worth the time or energy Take us for granted, you'll get what you ask for Go! And don't look back at what you know! Now it's over and this chapter has been closed! The slate is blank, the day is new The past is over, future's in view I take my strength and apply it here Obsolescence: that was what you feared Don't look back at what you know It's over and this chapter has been closed When I open my eyes, you'll be gone For you it's over, for me it's just begun Let's not dwell on the past My memory is fading now I don't know you


released November 27, 2020


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Tsunami Bomb Petaluma, California

Founded by Dominic Davi and Oobliette Sparks in 1998, Tsunami Bomb came out of the Northern California punk scene based around Petaluma, CA. Getting their start from AFI bassist Hunter Burgan's label Checkmate Records, and later Tomato Head Records, Tsunami Bomb would release a number of limited run EP's before signing to Kung Fu Records in 2002. ... more

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