Masked Intruder released III Turbo through Pure Noise Records on July 14. The deluxe version of their 2019 album includes three brand new tracks – “Bad Reputation” (Joan Jett cover), “If You Would Hold My Hand”, and “Marry Me.” Along with the deluxe album, the band also released new merch. Fans can check out new pieces here.
On III, the band – Intruder Blue, Intruder Green, Intruder Red, and Intruder Yellow – recruited lead producer/engineer Roger Lima (who also plays bass in Less Than Jake) as well as co-producer Mike Kennerty (who plays guitar in some band called The All-American Rejects) and recorded the album at Lima’s studio, The Moat House in Gainesville, Florida.
“When we made III, we knew we wanted 12 songs on it. We recorded 15, though, so we had to cut 3, which sucked because we loved those 3 songs,” explains Intruder Blue.
“But bada bing bada boom! Now III Turbo exists in the real world. It’s like we got our lost kids back and they’re just as cool as we remembered: we’re pretty stoked. I guess some people are going to hear these jams and be like ‘why the shit did you dumb-dumbs cut the best songs from the record?’ or ‘How could you big, dumb, stupid jerks cut the best songs?’ or maybe even some ladies might say ‘I will never make out with you crumb bums after finding out you cut these amazing songs!’ Well, all we can say is we’re sorry you feel that way and we hope you’ll reconsider if you’re one of the ladies. Yeah, maybe we kind of held out on you before but that was then and this is now. Get over it! What we have together is too good to just throw away. Think about it…”
The band’s most infectious album to date (with three additional tracks, which are just as infectious) is now available here.