Just in case they didn’t offend you enough last time, Frenzal Rhomb are back with a new album. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. They have finally finished their new album Smoko At The Pet Food Factory in Fort Collins Colorado, with Descendents’ Bill Stevenson keeping an eye on them as producer.

Bill’s infamous punk rock studio operates within the grounds of his large pet food factory; processing gristle, fillers and connective tissue into extruded, rolled and pressed pet chunks. The process of living, recording and especially sleeping within such an environment was incredibly confronting for the 4 vegetarian members of Frenzal Rhomb, but the resulting music is so chumpy, you could carve it

Set for release through Shock on August 19th, the pet food themed indignity continues for 16 tracks, including one near the end about world famous bass player and alleged substance abuser Karl Alvarez. Nestled comfortably in-between are songs about cockroaches, goths, racists, rapists and heaps and heaps of ciggies. What’s not to love about it?


Thursday 1st Sept Cambridge Hotel Newcastle
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Friday 2nd Sept Metro Sydney
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Saturday 3rd Sept Corner Hotel Melbourne
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Tuesday 6th Sept The National Hotel Geelong
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Wednesday 7th Sept The Loft Warrnambool
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Thursday 8th Sept The Gov Adelaide
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