Monday, April 30

The Offspring Have New Music

We here at A Hot Cup are huge fans of The Offspring, and news dropped last week that their album Days Go By will be coming out on June 26 in the States (TBD for the rest of the world). And thanks to the power of the Internet, and well, I guess the radio too, a pair of singles have been released. "Days Go By," is the lead single in the U.S., Canada, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Meanwhile, "Cruising California (Bumpin' In My Trunk)" is hitting airwaves throughout the rest of the world.

The two songs are pretty radically different. "Days Go By" reminds me very much of "Can't Repeat" in a "let's look back at the memories we've made but also understand that we still have a life to live so let's not spend TOO much time looking back at said memories" sense. There's also been quite a bit of an uproar that it sounds like "Times Like These" by the Foo Fighters, especially the live version. I can definitely see a resemblance, but they tailored up the studio version so the similarities aren't too out of control.

On the other hand, "Cruising California" is one of the joke songs The Offspring have perfected over the years, this one a satire on the current state of popular music. It's stupid, it's lazy, and it's poppy as hell, but I really like it. Definitely a nice little summer number to bump in your...well, car, but maybe it'll make its way to your trunk.

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