Vandals internet dating superstuds
Their new punk album Internet Dating Super-Studs has them putting on an Internet dating contest that has fans vying to go out with the band members, and for some strange reason, people actually want to win.
Led by founding member Joe Escalante, along with chief songwriter Warren Fitzgerald, vocalist Dave Quakenbush, and drummer extraordinaire Josh Freese, the Vandals have stuck to their guns as the wackiest of all the prank-punk bands around.
• Saliers, Emily—Murmuration Nation • Sill, Judy—Judee Sill • Trans Am—Sex Change • Widowspeak—Expect The Best • Acacia Strain—Gravebloom • Adams, Bryan—Wembley Live 1996 • Beach Boys—Sunshine Tomorrow • Beach House—B-Sides & Rarities • Beau Brummels—Very Best Of: Complete Singles • Broadbent, Alan/London Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra—Developing Story CD/LP • Burning Ghosts—Reclamation • Cash Box Kings—Royal Mint • Celtic Frost reissues—This Is The Sounds, Innocence & Wrath, Into The Pandemonium, Morbid Tales, To Mega Therion, Vanity/Nemesis, Native Heart CD/LP • Chesnutt, Cody—My Love Divine Degree CD/LP • Coleman, Steve—Morphogenesis • Dear Hunter—Act I II III • Depeche Mode—Exciter, Playing The Angel reissues • Duvelle, Charles/Hisham Mayet—Photographs of Charles Duvelle: Disques Ocora Duvelle’s pioneering field recordings from Africa, southeast Asia and beyond…comes with coffee table book. • Congos—Heart of the Congos • Cranberries—Everybody Else is Doing It So Why Can’t We • Culture—Two Sevens Clash reissue • Cure, The—Greatest Hits Acoustic • Cure, The—Greatest Hits limited-edition 2LP • Difranco, ani—Binary • Erasure—World Be Gone • Fall, The—Perverted By Language • From First To Last—Dear Diary…
• Floating Points—Reflections: Mojave Desert in Luaka Bop CD/LP • Harris, Calvin—Funk Wav Bounces Vol 1 • I. Y.’s—Bodyguard Death Grips side project CD/LP • JL—Tech n9ne Presents Dibkis • Kozelek, Mark/Sean Yeaton—Yellow Kitchen • Lany—Lany CD/LP • Lauderdale, Jim—London Southern • Levent—Levent • Male Gaze—Miss Taken Henry Rollins-approved. • Gaudi—Magnetic • Ghost Bath—Moonlover • Gibbs, Joe—African Dub Chapter Two • Holt, John—1000 Volts of Holt on Trojan • John, Elton—Tumbleweed Connection, Honky Chateau • Little Steven—Soulfire 2LP of the first solo record from Little Steven in almost 20 years now out on vinyl.
The Kung Fu label had been started in 1996 by Vandals members Joe Escalante and Warren Fitzgerald and had already released a Vandals Christmas album and several re-releases of the band’s older material.
• Gordi—Reservoir on Jagjauwar CD/LP • Grieves—Running Wild on Rhymesayers CD/LP • Hammock—Mysterium • Harrell, Tim—Moving Picture • Haunted—Strength in Numbers • Hiatt, Lilly—Trinity Lane on New West CD/LP • Iron & Wine—Beast Epic CD/LP • Iyer, Vijay Sextet—Far From Over • Lawson, Doyle/Quicksilver—Life Is A Story • Liars—TFCF • Louvin Brothers—First Steps: Early Recordings CD/LP • Lowe, Nick—Rose Of England reissue CD/LP • Lubimov, Alexi—Carl Phillip Emanuel Bach Tangee • Mc Knight, Brian—Genesis • Nelson, Lukas/Promise of the Real—Lukas Nelson & The Promise Of The Real --Willie Nelson’s kid !!
The Vandals sound more like one of the countless punk-pop bands that try to imitate them.
Dave Quackenbush sings the chorus of "Soccer Mom" as if just the concept of a song about a soccer mom was funny by itself.
But throughout the record, it's the shrill vocals and clownish guitar that annoy.
Still, it's not yet time to give up on the Vandals and their ho-hum jokes.
Internet Dating Superstuds is the ninth studio album by the southern California punk rock band The Vandals, released in 2002 by Kung Fu Records.