Orange County hardcore legends T.S.O.L. are getting ready to go into the studio to record their newest album, a 30th anniversary album for the band.
Their next record, Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Free Downloads, has the distinct ring of being the opposite of a moneygrab, though, as the band is planning on giving it away for free.
T.S.O.L., including original guitarist Ron Emory, bassist Mike Roche, keyboardist Greg Kuehn, vocalist Jack Grisham, and Tiny Bubs is now working to create their 16th album that will be released on Hurley.com as a free download in early January 2009.
It’s the band’s relationship with Hurley that’s allowing them to be able to offer this record up, according to Grisham:
We were really stoked to be able to make this record, or whatever they call it these days – how about ‘electronic files of emotional significance’ – anyway, the Hurley family has been a longtime supporter of the band T.S.O.L, and we we’re lucky to have that relationship in place. To be able to give away what, without Hurley, we wouldn’t have been able to afford to create, is a great experience for us; and the chance to exchange our services for the benefit of causes we believe in is in itself what punk should have stayed about.
Leading up to the album’s release, visitors to the site will be able to access live streaming video of the band’s entire recording process at the Hurley Studio. The band also hopes to use the project as a call-to-action in order to gain the support for several charities they are involved with including the Midnight Mission, Surfrider, Orangewood Foundation, SPCA and the Orange County Food Bank.
T.S.O.L. will follow up the release with a tour of the states. Stay tuned for dates.
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