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Mike Ness on the new SOCIAL DISTORTION album and the band’s future

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SOCIAL DISTORTION founder and vocalist/guitarist Mike Ness recently spoke to OC Weekly about the band’s follow-up to last year’s “Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes” and their future plans.

Is there any new material in the works?

Yes, I’m currently writing a new record. It will come along better once I stop touring. I can only do one or the other. I don’t really write on the road, so I get ideas and I file them and when I get done touring, I revisit them. In 2013, we’ve scheduled very little playing. We’ve built a new rehearsal studio, so we’ll see about that.

What are some of the themes you’ve started to think about for the lyrical content? Is dealing with growing up and maturing like many of the other Social D songs?

I don’t know about that. It’s going to be different from the last record. That’s all I can say that the last record was one of my favorite ones. It was more Americana and roots, combined with the punk. I don’t know, the next record might be more garage-y.

The rest of the interview can be read here.

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