Neighborhood Brats - Confines of Life – New LP
On Confines of Life, the third studio album from California punk band Neighborhood Brats, the band dives head-first into songs about environmental crisis, systemic oppression, interpersonal/intrapersonal conflict, and the trappings of modern existence. Following blueprints of ‘77 punk, ‘80s hardcore and elements of post-punk, the diverse songwriting influences of vocalist Jenny Angelillo and guitarist George Rager are showcased throughout, putting the band in their element, while expanding on their original concept.
Recorded in February and March 2020 at Station House studio with Grammy Award-winning producer/engineer Mark Rains, the band had barely finished production when Los Angeles went into its initial shutdown in response to the incoming pandemic. Multiple 2020 tours were subsequently canceled as the music industry, and life in general, came to a standstill.
As live music faces challenges unlike any other in modern existence, the band looks forward to a time when they can safely return to the road. With Nick Aguilar (drums) and Mike West (bass), Neighborhood Brats stands at-the-ready. As their song goes... “We’ll Find You.”
Rain - Rager/Angelillo
Signs - Rager/Angelillo/Aguilar
Miss America - Rager/Angelillo
FFBF - Rager/Angelillo
Transitional Housing - Rager
We’ll Find - Rager/Angelillo/Aguilar
Harvey - Rager/Angelillo
Nazis - Rager/Aguilar
Weep - Rager
Migraines - Rager/Angelillo/Aguilar
LeBron - Rager
I Want - Jett/Cordell/Laguna
Jenny Angelillo - vocals
George Rager - guitar, vocals
Nick Aguilar - drums
Mike West - bass
Percussion: Mark Rains
Organ: George Rager
Recorded in February and March 2020 at Station House studio in Los Angeles, CA
Produced by Marks Rains and George Rager
Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering
Album art and layout by Andy Dahlström
Hand lettering and collage by Jenny
Thank you - Michl Krenner, Chris Mason, Brian Gorsegner, Mark Rains, Dan Randall, Andy Dahlström, Adam from Ignite Hospitality, Paddy Costello, Martin Slovak, Adolescents, Subhumans UK, all our friends, families and partners, everyone who came to our shows and friends who put us up on the road...RIP Mario and Darkness.
We wrote this record coming off the busiest year in the band’s history. Mark and I were wrapping cables when LA shut down. Jenny and I said goodbye outside, as we realized that our tours would most likely be getting canceled.
This album is for everyone.
-George Rager, January 2021
No Racism No Sexism No Homophobia No Transphobia No Xenophobia Fuck Fascism Fuck the Patriachy Fuck Closeted Mysogy in the Punk Scene.
1. Who Took the Rain
2. Signs and Semantics
3. Miss America Pageant
5. Transitional Housing
6. We’ll Find You
1. Harvey Weinstein (is a symptom)
2. All Nazis Must Die
3. I Weep for the Future
5. LeBron James
6. I Want You