As previously reported, ska-punkers Rx Bandits will commemorate the 1oth anniversary of their landmark album Resignation with an extensive summer tour. In further celebration, the band has announced the release of a five-track covers EP, which serves as their first recorded material in four years.
We’ve already heard their take of The Police’s “Can’t Stand Losing You” and Blonde Redhead’s “Falling Man”, and today the quartet tackle Weezer’s classic “Surf Wax America”.
“Ah Weezer, ubiquitous in mainstream rock music since all of us children of the 80′s were teenagers,” said guitarist Steven Choi of the song choice. “Our fans take us more seriously than we like to take ourselves so we wanted to do an easy, poppy song to show our musical range. All the cool kids like to claim Pinkerton, and I love that record too, but the Blue Album is stocked with bangers.”
Listen to the band’s college rock radio version of the slacker anthem below (via AbsolutePunk.net).
Rx Bandits Covers EP Tracklist:
01. The Police – “Can’t Stand Losing You” (June 3rd)
02. Blonde Redhead – “Fallng Man” (June 10th)
03. Weezer – “Surf Wax America” (June 17th)
04. Fugazi – “Cashout” (June 24th)
05. King Crimson – “21st Century Man” (Exclusive to CD)
Each concert will feature a full performance of the album followed by a second set of “other tunes.” Northern Faces will appear in support.
Rx Bandits 2013 Tour Dates:
07/05 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
07/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Fonda Theatre
07/07 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
07/09 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater
07/11 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
07/12 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
07/14 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
07/15 – Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theatre
07/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage
07/18 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
07/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory
07/20 – New York, NY @ Best Buy Theatre
07/23 – Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom
07/24 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
07/25 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada Theatre
07/26 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
07/27 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
07/29 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
07/31 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Rio Theatre
08/01 – Pomona, CA @ The Glass House