After an eight year hiatus, THE TRAVOLTAS showed their first sign of life in 2014, releasing the EP “The Longest Wait”, followed by a series of sold out club shows in The Netherlands. In 2016 TRAVOLTAS decided to hit the recording studio for another long awaited full length. Recorded at drummer Verhulst’s Amsterdam based Van Sonic studio, and mixed by singer Leenhouts in Chicago, IL – the band delivers a very welcome addition to their extensive discography. UNTIL WE HIT THE SHORE has that trademark TRAVOLTAS sound; poppy, catchy upbeat tunes that stick in your head and give the listener an energetic mix of Beach Boys and The Ramones, longing for summer. These guys’ sound undeniably belonging to the old era and the true brilliance of their utterly catchy compositions seems to shine! The first new track “Dying To Do That With You” is oout now and streaming below!
White Russian Records have started taking pre-orders for the new album that will be out on both CD and vinyl.
The brand new album shows the band going back to the period of Endless Summer and Modern World. Catchy pop punk that is clearly inspired by the music of the 60’s. The band has matured over the years, as reflected in the album’s lyrics. Their love for music from the 60’s is clearly visible on the Bob Dylan penned track “My Back Pages“.
Singer Leenhouts comments:
“Although originally written by Bob Dylan, our version is inspired by the version of The Byrds. One of my favorite Byrds songs actually. It’s the perfect song to cover for us; three part harmony vocals, an obvious link to the music of the 60’s and a great pace to add a wall of guitars to.
Album title “Until We Hit The Shore” is obviously taken from the song of the same name, but turns out to be very autobiographic. Adds the singer who started the band in 1990 with Vincent Koreman:
“The song is written about the band on tour, having in mind that we’re trying to bring something special to the people. With complete dedication we’re trying to take our music to everyone until we reach the shore and can’t go on anymore. But all with joy and love!”
On July 15th the band will hit the stage again, co-headlining Punk Rock Raduno Volume 2 in Italy alongside other legends The Queers, New Bomb Turks and The Apers to name a few.