California punks The Last Gang have announced a new album, Noise Noise Noise, due October 8 via Fat Wreck Chords (pre-order). The album was co-produced by their label boss (and NOFX vocalist) Fat Mike, Useless ID's Yotam Ben Horin, and Cameron Webb, and as you can hear on the just-released title track, they've injected a strong reggae influence into their sound.
"Because COVID happened, I was allowed to not rush, and we stepped back and re-wrote songs," singer/guitarist Brenna Red said. "Then I went to Fat Mike’s to write with him, and he challenged me to write more Clash-influenced reggae. I listened to London Calling to get inspired, but I think Joe Strummer once said if you want to be inspired, don’t listen to your idols — listen to your idols’ idols. So I also listened to a lot of Toots And The Maytals and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, and a ton of Trojan Records compilations."