The Offspring Debut “Days Go By” – Dexter Holland, “It’s Been A Work In Progress”
It’s been four years since fans have tasted new music from the Orange County punk quartet. After being hold up for months in their Southern California recording studio, The Offspring are finally set to release their ninth full-length album titled Days Go By. To kick it off, the band has just debuted the album’s title track (listen below).
“The record’s been done for a few weeks now and we’ve been sitting on it. Nobody’s heard it. You’re sitting on this thing and you want people to hear it, it’s always a really weird time,” says Noodles in an interview with KROQ Los Angeles this morning.
The band has been playing “Days Go By” in various forms for a few months but according to Dexter, it’s gone through many revisions. “It’s been a work in progress. We’ve been working on this record for a couple of years and this is one of the first ones we wrote. It’s gone through stages where we’ll play it for a while and say, you know that could be a little bit better… Usually people don’t know about that as we revise songs but now with the Internet it’s different. We were just in Japan and we were gonna debut a new song off the record and we knew that as soon as we played it in Japan it would be on YouTube… We’re basically playing it for the whole world.”
In the four years that the band as been relatively out of the limelight, they’ve been keeping the wheels greased with sporadic shows and month-long tours around the world.
When asked if there was ever a time back in the day if they thought the band wouldn’t make it, Noodles jokes, “We never thought we were gonna make it. We saw our friends NOFX, they were able to make a living at it, but we thought we were eventually gonna have to get real jobs.”
Days Go By track list:
- The Future Is Now
- Secrets From The Underground
- Days Go By
- Turning Into You
- Hurting As One
- Cruising California (Bumpin’ In My Trunk)
- All I Have Left Is You
- OC Guns
- Dirty Magic
- I Wanna Secret Family (With You)
- Dividing By Zero
- Slim Pickens Does The Right Thing And Rides The Bomb To Hell
“Days Go By” will be available everywhere June 26.