Angel Du$t, the daring punk/hardcore band, has made a comeback with a new two-song single that promises to excite fans. The single titled “Very Aggressive b/w Love Slam” is released via Pop Wig Records, offering an early glimpse into where the band is headed in 2023. Led by Justice Tripp, the band has been at the forefront of punk’s evolution since 2013, continually exploring new territories.
Produced by Tripp himself, the single is engineered by Paul Mercer, mixed by Steve Wright, and mastered by Tony Eichler. With biting guitars, hyper-catchy melodies, rock & roll swagger, hardcore ferocity, and intricate production, the two tracks showcase elements from the band’s entire catalog, making it evident once again that there is no other band quite like Angel Du$t.
Led by one-of-a-kind singer/guitarist Justice Tripp, Angel Du$t have been on the forefront of pushing punk into bold new directions since their inception in 2013. Produced by Tripp himself, engineered by Paul Mercer, mixed by Steve Wright, and mastered by Tony Eichler, Very Aggressive b/w Love Slam finds Angel Du$t diving into their seemingly endless well of biting guitars and hyper catchy melodies.
The two tracks manage to tap into elements from every era of the band’s catalog, combining rock & roll swagger, hardcore ferocity, and detailed production flourishes to prove once again that there’s no other band quite like Angel Du$t.
Very Aggressive b/w Love Slam kicks off a new chapter for Angel Du$t, one where Tripp can channel his vision more directly than ever before. “This was the first time I’ve ever produced our music myself,” he explains. “I think what’s important about that is the freedom to try anything you have in mind. Rock & roll is such a broad spectrum of music but I think sometimes people will focus in on just one thing. I wanted to try and represent a lot of different angles–all of the things Angel Du$t has been so far. It feels like we’re just totally off the leash.”
“Very Aggressive” features guest vocals from Citizen singer Mat Kerekes and captures the try-anything approach that’s served Angel Du$t so well. “There’s this certain spirit I’m looking for in all music,” Tripp says, “I tried to capture a lot of different eras of rock music in this one song.” Lyrically the track exemplifies Tripp’s ability to boil down a feeling into its most primal and effective musical delivery. “It’s the opposite of passive aggressive,” he says, “I’d rather just get everything out there than let something hang over anyone.”
On the b-side, “Love Slam” is pure Angel Du$t, a spiritual successor to “Slam” from 2013’s Xtra Raw. The song’s stomping final moments feel like a reminder of the unbridled energy that’s at the center of Tripp’s songwriting, regardless of what sonic territory he’s exploring. “No matter what I do, whatever you hear me making–I’m gonna jump off this stage and land on you.”
Angel Du$t are hitting the road this spring with a lengthy run of U.S. tour dates. Shows will include support from Life’s Question, Jivebomb, End It, and more. See full itinerary below, and stay tuned for more from the band in 2023.
05/17 Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor *
05/18 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 *
05/20 Miami, FL @ Gramps *
05/21 Daytona, FL @ Welcome To Rockville Fest
05/22 Columbia, SC @ The New Brookland Tavern *
05/23 Asheville, NC @ Different World *
05/24 Louisville, KY @ Mag Bar *
05/25 Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Fest
05/26 New Kensington, PA @ Preserving Underground *
05/27 Richmond, VA @ The Warehouse *
06/07 San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick +
06/08 Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium +
06/09 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall +
06/10 Sacramento, CA @ Harlows ^
06/12 Las Vega, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall ^
06/13 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress +
06/14 Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ^
06/15 Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s ^
06/16 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ^
06/17 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room %
* w/ Life’s Question, Jivebomb
^ w/ End It
+ w/ Narrowhead, Lil Aaron, End It
% End It, Dead Heat