Punk icons Descendents have announced a new album, 9th & Walnut, which will be out July 23 via Epitaph Records. It's their first album in five years, but 9th has been in the works for a long time. They started recording it in 2002 and finished in the pandemic, and it features songs written in the band's earliest days (1977-1980), including their debut songs “Ride the Wild” and ”It’s a Hectic World,” recorded here for the first time with vocals by Milo. It also features guitarist Frank Navetta, who died in 2008.
“If you were to listen to the Fat EP and go, ‘Hey, what’d they do before?’ and you go to ‘Ride the Wild’ and you go, ‘What the hell?! They’re like two separate bands,'” Milo told Rolling Stone. “That’s where this record can help bridge some of this hardcore stuff with the basically Sixties songs that were being done by Frank back in that time.”