Los Angelesâ€™s legendary ska punk band GOLDFINGER has just released their long awaited album The Knife viaÂ Rise Records. After nine years of producing and writing music for other artists, Goldfinger is proud to be back with 13 tracks of their very own for their first time since the release of their 2008 album, Hello Destiny…Â
The KnifeÂ features a host of special guests including guest vocals from Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus, 311 lead-singer Nick Hexum, TheÂ Mighty Mighty Bosstones guitarist Nate Albert (“Get What I Need”) on guitar, Twenty One Pilots’ Josh Dun on drums (“Orthodontist Girl”), and ONE OK ROCK’s Takahiro Moriuchi, amongst others.
Additionally, this week Goldfinger frontman,Â John Feldmann, was honored with the â€œInfluencer Awardâ€ at the Alternative Press Music Awards, held at the Keybank State Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio. Feldmann was celebrated for the prolific and far-reaching presence he has built with Goldfinger as well as his prowess as a producer, most recently Blink-182â€™s highly successful comeback record California in 2016.
As Feldmannâ€™s breakthrough project, Goldfinger continues to build on a highly regarded legacy where they have been considered one of the forerunners and most well-known bands of the Third-Wave ska/punk movement of the late ’90s. Their 1996 self-titled debut went gold and was named one of Alternative Press’ “Ten Albums That Defined 1996â€ in 2006. AllMusic said, â€œno one had more success with this new sound than Goldfinger on their self-titled debutâ€, calling it â€œirresistibly catchy, creative, and hopelessly endearing.â€ 1997â€™s Hang-Ups reached
#85 on the Billboard 200, and the single â€œSupermanâ€ was prominently featured on the soundtrack for the generation-defining Tony Hawk Pro Skater videogame. After six full-length albums and over a decade of touring, Goldfinger amassed an international fan base drawn to the bandâ€™s penchant for big choruses, attitude, and creativity of seamlessly fusing punk rock, ska, skate punk, and various other genres.
Goldfinger and Feldmannâ€™s influence is set to expand with the release of The Knife, a new record reflecting the revolution and resurgence for the legendary band. This is echoed in the bandâ€™s revamped lineup, featuring MXPXâ€™s Mike Herrera on bass and Story of the Yearâ€™s Phil Sneed on guitar (both doing backup vocals as well). Blink-182â€™s Travis Barker plays drums on the album, making the album a fitting collection from different corners of the punk world and further showcasing Feldmannâ€™s ability to draw from and synthesize influences into a cohesive, character-infused collection of talent and art.
Goldfinger is playing select dates on Warped Tour this summer, along with a handful of additional US dates in September.Â All dates are posted below, and more are in the pipeline for this Fall. You can hear The Knife today on iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, MerchNow, and Amazon Music.
August 4Â – Warped Tour – Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA)
August 5Â – Warped Tour – Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy (San Diego, CA)
August 6- Warped Tour – Fairplex (Pomona, CA)
September 9Â – The Rave (Milwaukee, WI)
September 10Â – Wayback Pointfest Â (St. Louis, MO)
September 11Â – Concord Music Hall (Chicago, IL)