Southern California has become an undeniable font for music fans seeking young punk rippers on the rise. Audacity hail from Fullerton, an Orange County city that also happens to be home to the inimitable DIY bastion known as Burger Records. The band and the label collaborated on last year’s thrilling Mellow Cruisers LP, a record whose title gives away these shredding dudes’ occasional allegiance to the morals of melody.
But we’ve already got something new from the crew: the noisy and celebratory “Finders Keepers,” which also quite confidently declares, “Losers weepers!” over a mix of Buzzcocks blitz and Sonic Youth note-warping. The entire thing ends with a sudden explosion of rock, so brace your laptop for impact should you seek to save it.
On April 2, “Finders Keepers” comes to the always reliable 7-inch series curated by Seattle’s Suicide Squeeze imprint, backed with an unheard jam called “Onomatopoeia.” The translucent green discs will be limited to 500 copies. Pre-order here.
Audacity tour dates:
March 7 – Los Angeles CA @ The Echo w/ Nü Sensae, White Lung, Broncho
March 8 – Phoenix AZ @ Sail Inn (Rampage Festival)
March 10 – Denton TX @ 35 Denton Festival
March 11 – McAllen TX @ Galax Z Fair II @ Thirsty Monkey
March 12 – Austin TX @ SXSW
March 13 – Austin TX @ SXSW – SSR Official Showcase @ Holy Mountain 10pm
March 14 – Austin TX @ SXSW
March 15 – Austin TX, SXSW – SSR/Hardly Art Day Party @ North Door 4:15pm
March 16 – Austin TX @ SXSW
March 17 – Austin TX @ SXSW
March 18 – El Paso TX @ So Sick Fest
March 20 – Tucson AZ @ Topaz Tundra w/ Nü Sensae
March 21 – Las Vegas NV @ Double Down Saloon w/ Nü Sensae
March 22 – Santa Ana CA @ The Observatory w/ Nü Sensae
March 23 – Oakland CA @ Sugar Mountain w/ Nü Sensae
March 24 – Reno NV @ Debauchareno – Holland Project w/ Nü Sensae