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v507 - Tsunami Bomb - "Still Standing"

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Artist Name: Tsunami Bomb
Album Title: Still Standing
Virus #507

With this 7" Still StandingTsunami Bomb has returned with their unique sound of keyboard driven bombastic punk rock with a dark edge and soaring vocals to give an incredible fresh spin on some classic tracks.

Following up their emphatic return on the 2019 LP The Spine That BindsTsunami Bomb wanted to revisit two of their classic songs originally intended as a gift for their street team, The Bomb Squad. The hardcore Irish jig driven classic 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 that dark anthem El Diablo! Co-written by Oobliette, who had sadly left the band by the time it was originally recorded on the acclaimed 2002 LP "The Ultimate Escape" . Now in recorded in it's 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 her own.

That's just side A! Side B has two tracks exclusive to the vinyl, from a recovered 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 a limited edition pressing of 300 pink & blue vinyl just for their Bomb Squad street team, Jello Biafra caught wind of it and insisted it be given a wider release on Alternative Tentacles!  

A good thing he did, because this EP proves once again that not only is Tsunami Bomb "Still Standing", they are better than ever.

Pressing List:
2000 - Black Vinyl 
300 - Pink & Blue (Tsunami Bomb Squad Edition) **SOLD OUT**