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Descendents Buck Veteran Rock Band Trend And Embrace Their Age

06/21/2016
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(Classic Rock) Descendents' Karl Alvarez says many older rock bands try too hard to act younger, rather than embracing their age. The bassist with the veteran punk band says their upcoming album Hypercaffium Spazzinate looks "unflinchingly" at the reality of getting older.

He tells Rolling Stone: "I think there's quite a bit on the record that's kind of unflinchingly looking at getting older. And it's nice, because I think a lot of rock bands aren't very honest about that. They all want to exist in some universe where they're perpetually between the ages of 21 and 35. We're codgers - we're not afraid to admit it."

The record also sheds light on the past 12 years since their last album, 2004's Cool To Be You. The songs cover real-life topics such as marital problems, child ADHD medication and a variety of health issues the band members have faced. Read more here.

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