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On the live front The Vandals are headlining rooms like the Hollywood Palladium and the London Astoria and playing many of the major European festivals.
Making better music has been the Vandals mantra for years and their new album "Internet Dating Super-Studs," which hits the stores on Sept.17, is exactly that, better music. The band has still got it, and this one is for the fans.
The Vandals are a punk rock band formed in 1981 by Steven Ronald “Stevo” Jensen and Jan Nils Ackermann in Huntington Beach. In the same year, but later Pfauter Steve and Joe Escalante joined.
Despite having never signed by a multinational, The Vandals have managed to maintain a loyal fan base for twenty-five years as a result of their constant touring and the release of several acclaimed albums and despite having suffered constant lineup changes.
It was the band’s first album after their permanent move to Kung Fu, after having fulfilled their contract with Nitro Records in 2000.
The Kung Fu label had been started in 1996 by Vandals members Joe Escalante and Warren Fitzgerald and had already released a Vandals Christmas album and several re-releases of the band’s older material.
In November and December, the group headlined the Kung Fu Records 2002 tour in the US and UK with support from Tsunami Bomb and Audio Karate.
The Vandals: Dave Quackenbush (vocals); Warren Fitzgerald (guitar); Joe Escalante (bass); Josh Freese (drums). Enjoying the best success of their career in the 21st century, The Vandals are an unheard-of example of a band slowly getting better and selling more and more records long after most of their peers have either broken up or just sucked so hard no one wants to even look them in the eye.These "dates" were videotaped and including in the enhanced CD-ROM portion of the CD.Other bonus content in this portion of the album includes a photo gallery and unobscured lyrics.The song lyrics printed in the album's liner notes are all partially obscured by depictions of popup ads similar to those encountered while web surfing.
As a promotion for the album, the band members held an online contest in which four fans each won a "date" with one of the band members.
Internet Dating Superstuds is the ninth studio album by the southern California punk rock band The Vandals.