Published on September 4th, 2016 | by Denise Borders
Dead to Me Announces New Album
Fat Wreck’s Dead to Me is back with a new EP, I Wanna Die in Los Angeles, due out October 21st. This marks the band’s first new material in five years! The record was recorded at Jingletown Studios in Oakland and DTM vocalist, Chicken, took on the producing role. Pre-orders for the new album will be announced soon!
Chicken had this to say:
Dead To Me is happy to announce that we have recorded three new songs for an upcoming seven inch, called I wanna Die in Los Angeles, to be released in October on Fat Wreck Chords. This release features our current line up of Jack Dalrymple, Ken Yamazaki, Ian Anderson, and myself. A lot of people have been asking us what we have been up to since Moscow Penny Ante and the touring we did around that record. To be honest, we never stopped being a band; we weren’t on hiatus; we weren’t taking a break. I was pretty busy bottoming out with a crippling opiate and alcohol addiction. I was dysfunctional and basically didn’t leave my apartment for a couple years. I wasn’t speaking with anyone in my family or anyone in the band. Shit got weird and I had a psychotic break. I came to in the psych ward in November of 2014 and after a few days of the worst delirium tremens and opiate withdrawal I’ve ever had the pleasure of experiencing, decided I wanted to live. I went and completed a six month sober living treatment program in Los Angeles and have been clean for about two years now. All this took some time. We know nowadays bands are supposed to tweet, podcast, blog, Instagram, etc, every thought, dick joke, opinion, gripe, craft beer named after them, etc, but we find most of that terribly uninteresting and being that we are low key luddites, we decided our time was better spent focusing on my getting clean and writing songs. Sorry/not sorry we didn’t keep you in the loop. That being said, we have a ton of new jams and will be recording a full length in December of this year. We plan on touring and generally bugging the shit out of you all next year; deal with it. We are headed to Florida in October to play the pre-fest shows in Tampa and Little Ybor, as well as the Fest 15 in Gainesville. It would be rad to see you there.
Also, if you or anyone you know needs help getting clean or is struggling with mental health issues, please look up treatment in your area. If you live in the western world, information is generally a few clicks away… and if you can’t figure it out, hit me up and I’ll help you.
Stay tuned for more updates!