(hed)p.e. have revealed more details for their new album “Class Of 2020.” The effort will be released on August 21 and it will feature some contributions from ex-turntablist DJ Product, who created the cover art and added some scratches to the record, and ex-guitarist Chad “Chizad” Benekos, who added a solo to “Greedy Girl.“
“Class Of 2020” Track Listing:
01. “First Blood”
02. “Watch It Burn”
03. “No Days Off”
04. “Death Awaits”
05. “Last Call”
06. “Ole Time Sake”
07. “Greedy Girl”
08. “Nothing Lasts 4ever (The Ballad of C19)”
09. “We The People”
Jared Gomes commented:
“We were on the road in the middle of a tour when the COVID-19 pandemic hit full force. Like everyone else on the planet, we were faced with some unprecedented challenges.
As a small business owner of an independent band, I was faced with an additional set of challenges with the tour being canceled and making it back home from Rhode Island to Idaho.
When I got home, I immediately got inspired creatively and hit the studio to smash out this record. For this one, we took it all back to our roots with a back-to-basics approach to try and capture that true G-Punk sound of our earlier albums.”
He also added:
“I had the title ‘Class of 2020‘ as a working title for some time now. We had made hoodies with the Class of 2020 on them, but it was originally intended to be a statement about the band being here 20 years later.
A whole new class of (hed)p.e., so to speak. Once the pandemic broke out, this title took on a new profound meaning. The Class of 2020 never really graduated. The Class of 2020 will go down in history for several different reasons.”
Pre-orders can be found HERE.