'Merican [EP]

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All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
After a seven-year hiatus, punk-pop pioneers the Descendents return with 'Merican, a solid five-song EP that picks up where the band left with 1996's Everything Sucks. The group's first release on Fat Wreck Chords, after a short tenure with Epitaph, finds Milo Aukerman, Bill Stevenson, Stephen Egerton, and Karl Alvarez revisiting the timeless lovelorn attack of cherished songs from their past like "Wendy," "Clean Sheets," and "Silly Girl" on the disc-opener, "Nothing With You." Made whole with an infectious chorus, unrelenting rhythms, and a buoyant guitar, the song gives way to the ferocious title cut, which harks back to vintage Bad Religion as it explores the black ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John D. Luerssen
After a seven-year hiatus, punk-pop pioneers the Descendents return with 'Merican, a solid five-song EP that picks up where the band left with 1996's Everything Sucks. The group's first release on Fat Wreck Chords, after a short tenure with Epitaph, finds Milo Aukerman, Bill Stevenson, Stephen Egerton, and Karl Alvarez revisiting the timeless lovelorn attack of cherished songs from their past like "Wendy," "Clean Sheets," and "Silly Girl" on the disc-opener, "Nothing With You." Made whole with an infectious chorus, unrelenting rhythms, and a buoyant guitar, the song gives way to the ferocious title cut, which harks back to vintage Bad Religion as it explores the black marks on America's history, from slavery to Vietnam. But such sociopolitical commentary is rare from the 'Dents, who downshift to the palatable midtempo number "Here With Me," which eventually gives way the manic, spastic "I Quit," a nervous, edgy "Catalina"-like throwback. Only the closing instrumental, a hidden number without an official title, is worth skipping, as it drags in a way that no Descendents number has a right to.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2004
  • Label: Fat Wreck Chords
  • UPC: 751097067123
  • Catalog Number: 671
  • Sales rank: 37,631

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Nothing With You (2:31)
  2. 2 'Merican (1:51)
  3. 3 Here With Me (3:43)
  4. 4 I Quit (7:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Descendents Primary Artist
Karl Alvarez Bass
Milo Aukerman Vocals
Ernie Ball Guitar, Strings
Stephen Egerton Guitar
Chad Price Background Vocals
Bill Stevenson Drums
Paiste Cymbals
Pork Pie Drums
Technical Credits
Stephen Egerton Engineer
Bill Stevenson Producer, Engineer, Mastering
Jason Livermore Engineer, Mastering
Andrew Berlin Engineer
Brad Newsom Engineer
Jeff Hagedorn Illustrations
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Descendents done it again

    We have been waiting for years for a new Descendents [ep] and well it's finally here. After 20 something years this guys are still going at it. This [ep] is top notch. If you are a Descendents fan, you've better have this cd if you dont your a poser. Ahh, I remember the first time i saw Descendents i was 12 years old and i am still listening to them now thats music.

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