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! [1979], Look Again [1980], Painting Smiles on a Dead Man [1985], Confession [1988], Awakening [1989], and Gin & Innuendoes [1996], 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.

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