by | Jul 11, 2012 | Punk, Reviews

“So-Cal punk legends return to form…with the addition of a new lead singer”

All or Nothing

Hermosa Beach, CA


It’s not easy for a band to lose one of its founding members, but it’s even harder for a band that’s been around since 1988 to lose its lead singer. Although Pennywise’s last few albums have been a little stale, All or Nothing feels like the band has been reborn. When it was announced in 2010 that longtime lead singer Jim Lindberg had left the group and Ignite vocalist Zoli Téglás would be replacing him, message boards lit up with discussions of whether or not the band would bounce back.

Fortunately the group first reunited with longtime label Epitaph, (their last record was released on MySpace Records) and has triumphantly returned to form. All or Nothing sounds like a band that wants to prove itself. For a group of guys that could easily continue to float along on the jock rock popularity of “Bro Hymn,” All or Nothing packs some major punches and some of the best hooks the band has laid down since 1997’s Full Circle. Tracks like “Revolution” and “We Have It All” are undeniable Pennywise gold, and the record’s first single “Let Us Hear Your Voice” is already receiving major spins on alt-rock stations nationwide. Grab your skateboard and go shred a pool. All hail the ’90s.

Produced by Cameron Webb

Recorded at Maple Sound Studio, Santa Ana, CA

Mastered by Gene Grimaldi at Oasis Mastering, Burbank, CA