H2O has been a mainstay in hardcore and punk since their inception back in 1995 and have had many influences along the way. The band is thrilled to pay homage to those influential artists by covering their songs on the forthcoming album, Don’t Forget Your Roots, which will be available November 1st from Bridge Nine Records, with three special 7inch releases to be released beforehand!
On Don’t Forget Your Roots, H2O tips their hat to bands like The Ramones, Dag Nasty, Madball, Rancid, Circle Jerks, Descendents, Cro-Mags, Bad Brains, The Clash, Government Issue, Verbal Assault, Gorilla Biscuits, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, 7 Seconds, Embrace, Social Distortion, Sick of It All and Warzone. H2O vocalist Toby Morse commented, “This album is extremely important to us. These are bands that inspired us to start a band and who have inspired our personal lives. Also with so many young kids getting into hardcore every day, it’s good to always keep exposing them to the ROOTS of this music and getting them into some of the originators of hardcore/punk. We have all gotten to see this bands play live when we were young so covering their songs that made us happy and inspired as kids feels amazing and we feel honored.”
H2O comes from humble roots themselves, and have worked their way to help define the term “melodic hardcore”. The band formed back in the mid-90’s and have released five full-length albums with over 500,000 copies sold collectively. They’ve toured the world with the likes of AFI, the Misfits, toured the Warped Tour circuit and more, and they’ve established themselves as a household name and inspired countless others in their wake. H2O is happy to give back to those that have helped shape them on Don’t Forget Your Roots, and the album will be available on LP, CD, and special three 7inch series. Each 7inch will feature an exclusive song and full tracklistings are below!
Pre-order now at the Brige 9 Store.
Find the tracklisting of Don’t Forget Your Roots below:
1. Bad Brains – Attitude
2. 7 Seconds – Satyagraha
3. Madball – Pride
4. Descendents – Get The Time
5. Embrace – Said Gun
6. Ramones – I Wanna Live
7. Gorilla Biscuits – Cats and Dogs
8. Mighty Mighty Bosstones – Someday I Suppose
9. Rancid – Journey to the End
10. Dag Nasty – Safe
11. Social Distortion – Sick Boy
12. Sick Of It All – Hard Times
13. The Clash – Train in Vain
14. Verbal Assault – Scarred
15. Warzone – Don’t Forget The Struggle, Don’t Forget The Streets