Step by step, from contributing to their local hub city scene (Hattiesburg, Mississippi), to shows and tours all over North America, and to numerous tape and vinyl releases via Thrilling Living Records, Neck Chop, and bassist Hampton’s own Earth Girl Tapes, JUDY AND THE JERKS have been making a name for themselves in the US DIY punk circuit for the past 5 years. Now they are ready to rock the world with an upcoming European tour and this compilation LP release on Refuse Records to back it up.
This piece of vinyl collects five complete demos/tapes and two tracks from “Alive at the Skatepark” live-tape – all of them were originally released by their own Earth Girl Tapes between 2017-2021. This ultra-fun set of 27 tracks includes some rad cover songs proving how this band is not afraid to have open minds and open ears – from Agent Orange, Go-Go’s and Buzzcocks, to Die Kreuzen and Negative Approach, Gorilla Biscuits and Floorpunch, and even not-so-old bands like Civic Progress und Urban Blight. How cool is that?!
Still their sound is characterized mostly by early 80’s Cali hardcore (think Circle Jerks, Red Cross or matched with Sin 34) with the late 70’s LA/OC punk touch but with their own character, thought, and twist.
No posturing, no pretentiousness, just pure and honest hardcore with a big joyful smile on their faces. This is such a fun band for such unfun times.
“Total Jerks” LP is coming out with an additional booklet with the lyrics, flyers, pictures, and liner notes by friend of the band, Jesse Moore. Mastered by Smok (Post Regiment, Falarek, PESD, Yestem) at Studio As One. You can order the compilation now via Refuse Records at
www.refusemusic.net or [email protected]
In other news, JUDY AND THE JERKS have their new album on Thrilling Living label. “Music to Go Nuts” is available in digital and will be released on vinyl in early August.
“Total Jerks” track listing:
1.Sweet Treat (For Me)
5.Falling Apart (CIVIC PROGRESS)
6.Our Lips Are Sealed (GO-GO’S)
7.Think For Me (DIE KREUZEN)
8.I Don’t Mind (BUZZCOCKS)
11.True Colors (FLOORPUNCH)
13.Ready To Fight (NEGATIVE APPROACH)
5.Biscuit Power (GORILLA BISCUITS)
10.Blight Makes Right (URBAN BLIGHT)
14.Bloodstains (AGENT ORANGE)
JUDY AND THE JERKS European tour 2022:
05.06 STOKE, UK CAPTAIN’S BAR (Matinee)
05.06 SHEFFIELD, UK DELICIOUS CLAM
06.06 BRISTOL, UK THE EXCHANGE
07.06 LONDON, UK THE FINSBURY PUB
08.06 ANTWERP, BEL ANTWERP MUSIC CITY
09.06 ESSEN, GER REIFENLAGER WEST
10.06 HAMBURG, GER KOMET
11.06 BERLIN, GER KASTANIENKELLER
12.06 LEIPZIG, GER ZXRX
13.06 KARLSRUHE, GER ALTE HACKEREI
14.06 MONZA, IT BOCCACCIO
15.06 PARMA, IT BUDGET LIVING
16.06 MONTPELLIER, FR SECRET PLACE
17.06 BARCELONA, ES LA DESKOMUNAL
18.06 LYON, FR TROKSON
19.06 PARIS , FR LA POINTE LAFAYETTE