NEVER ENDING SUMMER 7” VINYL

Pre-Order starts July 20 at 10 AM PST

UPDATE: Due to the manufacturing timeline, we now expect these vinyls in November.


NEVER ENDING SUMMER 7” VINYL 

Featuring 

311 “Self Esteem" + The Offspring “Down

Two of alternative rock’s biggest bands cover each other. Two big bands. Two big hits. Two kick ass covers! Be sure to get this limited-edition 7” vinyl collectible (only 2,000 made - 1,000 available per each band). 70gram on milky white vinyl.
Only 2 vinyl per order. Quotes from Nick & Noodles below.
 
SOLD OUT ON THE311STORE.COM, THE OFFSPRING STILL HAVE COPIES AVAILABLE,  TO PURCHASE VINYL:


Regarding 311’s cover of “Self Esteem”:

Nick Hexum says….
Self Esteem is my favorite Offspring song.  It’s a great melody and the lyrics really tell a story.  I like when a singer is vulnerable and doesn’t try to act all cool  We’ve all been in relationships we know we shouldn’t be in so most people can relate.  Our first version was more reggae but we realized that it needed to rock. Like the original.  So we revved it up.  Rocking riffs with reggae rhythms.  I guess we 311-ized it.  It was a lot of fun.  SA kicked ass on this one.  The vocal requires a lot of range and he really belted it out.  We had to work hard to live up to Offsprings killer cover of Down!

Noodles of The Offspring commented...
Wow! Way cool. The guitars sound great and that bass is certainly in your face. I think what ultimately makes this version great is the way Nick and SA split the vocals and play off of each other. SA taking the high parts while Nick slides in effortlessly beneath him is a perfect example of how harmonies are supposed to work. Nailed it!

Regarding The Offspring’s cover of “Down”:

Nick Hexum says...
I really had no idea what to expect.  I love the way they reimagined it.  It kicks ass!  I’m glad they really took liberties instead of being faithful to the original roadmap.  I love the punk parts and hearing Dexter do SA’s raps.  Nice job dudes!

Noodles of The Offspring commented...

 We’ve always been big fans of the song Down. While parts of the song sound really heavy and almost dark, it also has a very uplifting message to it. It’s full of heavy riffing, but also has these really grooving hooks. We knew we’d never be able to groove it the way 311 do, so we tried to punk it up a little. We tried to do a Ramones-like version to serve as a companion piece to the Clash-iness of theirs. I don’t know if we did it justice, but it sure was fun to play and sing.