New Noise Magazine Issue #42, featuring The Adolescents on the flexi variant cover, includes an exclusive b-side song, titled “Mama Madonna & Me,” on a die-cut heart-shaped flexi. Grab the issue here.
As a bonus, we’ve teamed up with Pirates Press Records to include a second flexi in the issue, featuring The Ratchets’ song “Gotta Be Cool,” which you can watch the music video for here, as well as below.
The Ratchets are preparing to release their album First Light on November 9, 2018 through Pirates Press Records.
First Light, full of its gunslinger politics and humanist tendencies, is a statement piece from a band who’s long since cornered the market on authenticity. From the rousing power-pop hit “Gotta Be Cool”, to the punchy socio-political commentary of “Dotard At The Dial,” The Ratchets cover a lot of terrain jamming out proto-punk bangers, ballads, and everything in between.
With First Light, The Ratchets show the world that they’ve been carving their own path somewhere between the real world and the stuff of rock and roll dreams. So whether you’ve been here since the beginning, or are new to the party, The Ratchets are set to remind us why they hold a special place in the hearts and playlists of so many die-hard music fans across the globe.