After seventeen years, iconic Los Angeles punk rock band The Last will make its long-awaited return this fall. The group’s seventh full-length album, Danger!, will be released via Austin—based independent label End Sounds. Welcome to the new age of The Last–brothers Joe [vocals, guitar] and Mike Nolte [vocals, keyboard], Bill Stevenson [drums], and Karl Alvarez [bass].
However, the band never really went away. Everyone from The Bangles and Descendents to Circle Jerks and Black Flag counts The Last amongst its influences. They pioneered a distinctly catchy yet raw and powerful sound that’s permeated every facet of rock and roll. With a seminal catalog on labels like SST and Bomp! Records, with releases L.A. Explosion! , Look Again , Painting Smiles on a Dead Man , Confession , Awakening , and Gin & Innuendoes , they’re continuing to build their formidable legacy now with End Sounds.
The Last are back and have already scheduled a full band performance on Sunday, November 3, at The Fest in Gainesville, FL.