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For the past 25 years The Bouncing Souls have covered all territories, examined all subject matter and charged through explosive punk rock songs that reflect on almost everything. But now the New Jersey group will explore a new frontier: Space. The band's new album, Comet, their ninth full-length studio release, showcases the fact that even after a quarter of a century the musicians can still find new artistic and musical ground. After a few late-night tour conversations about the 2012 end of the world prophecies, the band members penned a song called "Comet," a track that grappled with the idea of living life to the fullest no matter when life might cease to continue. That track evolved into the disc's title and cover art.
"That song is about the idea that a comet could hit us as at time on any day, whether it's 2012 or 2050," Greg says. "Just having that approach toward life: 'Well, a comet could hit us. Life could end right now. How do we want to live our lives?' It poses that question."
The Bouncing Souls may not have expressed this sentiment in this way before, but the band, which was formed during high school by a group of friends, has always embraced it. After forming in high school, the friends moved into a punk house, self-released a seven-inch and headed out on the road. The group's debut, The Good, The Bad & The Argyle, was released in 1994 on their own label, Chunksaah Records. Since then the band has offered up eight albums and countless EPs and splits, and been signed with Epitaph and BYO Records. They've toured extensively, with acts like Green Day and Hot Water Music, and have played more Warped Tour dates than any other band. But in the end it comes down to four friends playing music they like for fans who like it too.@ Outdoor ALL AGES $13 ($15 Day of Show). Doors @ 7pm. Show @ 8pm.
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