D Generation Confirms New Album This Summer
20th Anniversary Performance of No Lunch May 6
@ The Studio at Webster Hall
NYC Album Release Show July 30 @ Irving Plaza
D Generation needs no introduction. Often credited for keeping NYC punk rock alive in the ’90s, these five friends with unmistakable chemistry are widely regarded as one of the most important and unsung rock ‘n’ roll bands of the past twenty-five years.
Before they’d ever been signed, D Gen played sell-out concerts at such seminal New York City venues as CBGB, the Continental and Irving Plaza. Gear was trashed, bottles broken, authorities called, venues shut down, record execs turned away… but the lucky few hundred who were at these gigs were instant converts. A “scene” was born.
Now the classic D Gen lineup – Jesse Malin, Danny Sage, Howie Pyro, Michael Wildwood and Richard Bacchus – is putting the finishing touches on a brand new album. Recorded under Avenue A and on Rivington Street, D Generation remains connected to their NYC home and wouldn’t want it any other way. Produced by Danny Sage, the record will be out this summer on the band’s own Bastard Basement Records via distribution from MRI / RED, with a hometown record release show confirmed for July 30 at Irving Plaza in NYC. Tickets will go on sale this Friday March 4 at 10am EST.
Diehards who want to see the band sooner can check out their performance on May 6 at the Studio at Webster Hall in NYC (as part of The Grid festival), where D Generation will give a rare performance of No Lunch in it’s entirety to honor the seminal album’s 20th anniversary. It’s a tribute to the anthems that first put D Gen on the international map. “There is no better sales pitch for the snot-rock classicism and teenage-warfare spirit of D Generation than [the song] ‘No Way Out,’” writes David Fricke for Rolling Stone, who hails the song a “stone classic.”
“New York punk that takes the best of the ’70s Street-rat sneers, tight black pants and artfully messed-up hairdos: D Generation are the stuff that popped-up 70s punk was made of…. tailor-made for grimy pinball arcades and Brand X beer-drinking binges.”
– Rolling Stone