The Skinny: Seasoned pop-punkers The SpacePimps have premiered a new single entitled “Brand New Me,” and have announced a new full-length album, Eternal Boy, to be released on July 2nd. The new album, produced by Chris Badami (The Early November, The Starting Line, Dillinger Escape Plan), will be the band’s 3rd studio release and the 2nd produced by Badami. After a successful release of 2010’s Suck Here Forever, where the band saw an unprecedented amount of sales in the U.S. and most notably Japan, The SpacePimps have returned to the pop-punk scene with a polished new album and a busy second half of 2013.
“Eternal Boy is by far the best album we have ever written,” says vocalist and guitarist Rishi Bahl. “It really captures the innocence of our youth and how that mentality does not need to go away with age.” The SpacePimps are not new to the scene, having released their debut album Turn it Up! in late 2006. Mere teenagers at the time, the band has matured in their writing style over the course of seven years but still don’t consider themselves “grown-ups.”
This is somewhat hard to believe after three full-length releases and a heavy tour schedule which included dates with bands like New Found Glory, The Wonder Years, The Starting Line, All Time Low, and several other notable acts. “I think the theme for this album is to replace the cultural inclination of ‘moving on’ or ‘growing up’ with a celebration of the past in order to fully understand who someone is,” continues Bahl.