Arguably now Minneapolis' preeminent punk band of the day -- never mind that the members are split between other cities -- Off With Their Heads recruited a legend from one of the preeminent California punk bands of all time to produce their new record, coming March 12. Bill Stevenson of the Descendents (and later ALL, and now the Descendents again) helmed the making of the album, "Home," last summer at his studio the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colo. A Colorado TV station happen to run a feature on the studio that shows OWTH working there. Stevenson also produced the latest efforts by Rise Against and NOFX.
A title that likely alludes to frontman Ryan Young's vagabondish existence -- he has been living in Los Angeles of late around the band's many road treks -- "Home" will be OWTH's second album for Epitaph Records. The label has already started a promotional campaign that includes Alternative Press' exclusive posting yesterday of a new video for the hard-blasting song "Seek Advice Elsewhere," which was directed by their pal Andrew Seward of Against Me! Another video for an even better track, "Nightlife," was also released last week (and is posted below).
A sure sign that the band is still locally planted, OWTH will kick off its tour behind "Home" at home in the Triple Rock on March 8 before heading its way down to South by Southwest. That local show is also doubling as OWTH's 10th anniversary celebration and thus features a rather stacked lineup with the Slow Death (led by Jesse "Pretty Boy" Thorson), the F-- Yeahs, In Defence and Blood, Sweat & Beards. Click here for tickets ($10).