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Salad Days Magazine | December 7, 2022

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South Bay punks Deviates debut blistering new track ’40 Days And 40 Nights’

South Bay punks Deviates debut blistering new track ’40 Days And 40 Nights’
Salad Days

Single cover art by renowned artist Craola, ‘Holding Out’, band’s 1st new album in 20 years out Sept. 17. Produced by Cameron Webb (Pennywise, NOFX, Motörhead).

South Bay punks Deviates are debuting ’40 Days And 40 Nights’ another track off their upcoming release ‘Holding Out’, their first batch of new material in 20 years. Set for release on September 17th, the 7-song album was produced by Grammy-winning producer Cameron Webb, and coincides with a run of west coast shows with Pennywise Oct. 7-9 and Nov. 5th. 500 limited edition translucent blood red vinyl copies of ‘Holding Out’ are also available., with vinyl shipping on 11/15. The single features cover art by renowned artist Craola (aka Greg Simkins) a longtime friend of the band.

Photo: Steve McCall

Tour Dates:

10/7 – Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Dead Kennedys + Slaughterhouse)

10/8 – The Majestic Ventura Theater – Ventura, CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + The Line) (SOLD OUT)

10/9 – Fremont Theatre – San Luis Obispo, CA (w/ Pennywise + The Line)

11/5- SOMA – San Diego CA (w/ Pennywise + Strung Out + Urethane)

Twenty years ago, Deviates were considered “the future of punk rock.” The South Bay band encapsulated everything that was right about Southern California’s late ’90s/early 2000s punk scene, and they seemed poised to explode after consecutive summers on the Warped Tour and the success of ‘Time Is The Distance’, their sophomore effort. A year later, they weren’t even a band anymore. As it turns out, 2021 would be the year Deviates picked up their instruments again — and now they’re back with a renewed fire inside of them. The band’s third album, ‘Holding Out’, is a seven-song blast of SoCal punk rock new and old. A combination of recently written tunes alongside tracks created in the early 2000s for Deviates’ ill-fated original attempt at a third album, the South Bay punks’ latest work fuses every bit of melodic aggression that put the band on the cusp of stardom their first go-around with the more intelligent and mature approach that only decades of life experience can provide.

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