CIRCLE JERKS’ ‘GROUP SEX’ TURNS 40 TODAY! Announce Tour & Deluxe Reissue

TRUST RECORDS ANNOUNCE DELUXE REISSUE INCLUDING:

  • Unreleased photos and anecdotes from Tony Hawk, Mike Patton, Shepard Fairey, Ian MacKaye, Lars Frederiksen & more.
  • Quality repackaging with remastered audio in a limited colored vinyl schema. 
  • Deluxe packaging by Robert Fisher (designer of Nirvana‚Äôs Nevermind).
  • Bonus recording of a 1980 rehearsal.

WATCH THE OFFICIAL ALBUM TRAILER HERE
RIOT FEST + EU/UK/JP 2021 ANNIVERSARY TOUR

photo credit: Ed Colver

Trust Records, a new label from punk and industry vets¬†Matt Pincus¬†and¬†Joe Nelson, is thrilled to announce its debut release — 1980‚Äôs landmark,¬†Group Sex¬†—¬†from¬†Los Angeles hardcore stalwarts, the¬†Circle Jerks. Out¬†October 30, the genre-shaping fifteen minute album was the first release for vocalist¬†Keith Morris¬†(OFF!) after leaving Black Flag and was a key record to the early hardcore punk movement. Backed by¬†Greg Hetson¬†(ex Redd Kross, ex Bad Religion),¬†Lucky Lehrer¬†(ex-Bad Religion, ex-Wasted Youth, ex-Redd Kross) and¬†Roger Rogerson,¬†Group Sex¬†is nothing less than a crucial record to the hardcore punk movement.¬†

Trust Records was formed to give classic punk and hardcore records the home that they deserve. The great records of the genre sprung from DIY roots to influence millions of disaffected kids around the world. Unfortunately, many of these seminal records of this great genre have been treated poorly in the streaming age Рout of print, under-monetized or not properly accounted for. Trust Records’ mission is to correct this problem and treat punk and hardcore with the same reverence that other great genres like folk, jazz and blues have received. 

‚ÄúBefore they had a name for the label Matt and Joe came to [us] with an opportunity of a lifetime,‚ÄĚ says vocalist¬†Keith Morris. ‚ÄúSo choosing the name Trust Records is very appropriate as they’ve been nothing short of trustworthy and people of their word. That’s insanely important when navigating through the music branch of showbiz world!”

In celebration of Group Sex’s 40th anniversary, Trust will present the seminal release with deluxe packaging by Robert Fisher, designer of Nirvana’s Nevermind, a bonus recording of a 1980 rehearsal, a 20-page booklet including unreleased photos and anecdotes from Tony Hawk, Mike Patton, Shepard Fairey, Ian MacKaye, LarsFrederiksen and many more, in addition to a quality repackaging in a limited colored vinyl schema. The remastered audio will be released across all digital retailers and vinyl format. For more info and to pre-order go here:https://kingsroadmerch.com/circle-jerks/

Circle Jerks’ official anniversary tour, originally set for this summer, has been rescheduled for 2021. The run currently covers Europe, United Kingdom, Japan, Riot Fest and is subject to change. The lineup will consist of Keith Morris (vocals), Greg Hetson (guitar), Zander Schloss (bass) and drummer to be announced. See below for a full rundown of dates and go here for tickets.

Group Sex Track Listing:
SIDE A 

01. Deny Everything 

02. I Just Want Some Skank 

03. Beverly Hills 

04. Operation 

05. Back Against The Wall 

06. Wasted 

07. Behind The Door 
SIDE B 

08. World Up My Ass 

09. Paid Vacation 

10. Don’t Care¬†

11. Live Fast Die Young 

12. What’s Your Problem¬†

13. Group Sex 

14. Red Tape 

15. What’s Your Problem (1980 Band Rehearsal)¬†

16. Red Tape (1980 Band Rehearsal) 

17. I Just Want Some Skank (1980 Band Rehearsal) 

18. Beverly Hills (1980 Band Rehearsal) 

19. Live Fast Die Young (1980 Band Rehearsal)

40th Anniversary Tour Dates:
All Tickets and updates available here.
7.28.2021: Lisboa, Portugal РRCA Club 

8.01.2021: Le Garric, France РXtreme Fest 

8.02.2021: Paris, France РParis Punk Rock Summer 

8.04.2021: Camden, United Kingdom РElectric Ballroom 

8.05.2021: Blackpool, United Kingdom РRebellion Festival 

8.06.2021: Duffel, Belgium РBrakrock Ecofest 

8.07.2021: Amsterdam, Netherlands РMelkweg 

8.09.2021: Kӧln, Germany РGloria-Theater 

8.10.2021: Hamburg, Germany РKnust 

8.11.2021: Berlin, Germany РSO36 

8.13.2021: Tolmin, Slovenia РPunk Rock Holiday 

8.14.2021: Igea Marina, Italy РBayFest 

8.16.2021: Helsinki, Finland РTavastia Club 

9.03.2021: Musashino, Tokyo, Japan РClub Seata 

9.05.2021: Kobe, Hyogo, Japan – Harbor Studio

09.17-19.2021: Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

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