The new album by Desaparecidos, Payola, will be released on June 23rd via Epitaph.
The Conor Oberst-led punk outfit , Desaparecidos, will release their first new album in 13 years, Payola, on June 23rd. Payola is a follow-up to their 2002 album Read Music / Speak Spanish, that was released on Saddle Creek Records.
Payola is the follow-up album to the first and only Desaparecidos album, Read Music / Speak Spanish. Influenced by ’70s/’80s punk & hardcore like T.S.O.L. and Cro-Mags; early ’80s power-pop the Vapors and Tommy Tutone, Payola was co-produced with Mike Mogis (First Aid Kit, Saintseneca, and ‘The Fault in our Stars’ Score From the Motion Picture with Nate Walcott); and was recorded in several batches over the past few years. On Payola, the band consciously tackled a wide range of political issues at a much broader scale. It has a greater degree of focus and musicality than the first release. Payola is more raw, louder, and angrier. In addition to the 6 previously released tracks, the album also includes 8 new tracks from the band. -Epitaph
Payola will be pressed on the following vinyl variants:
- Deluxe LP Red – Pressed on limited red vinyl (no pressing quantities listed)
- Deluxe LP Black – Pressed on black vinyl, limited to 1000 copies
- Indie Exclusive – Pressed on green vinyl, limited to 2000 copies and only available at indie record stores. (Not Pictured)
Pre-order Payola on red vinyl via Kings Road Merch here. OUT OF STOCK
Pre-order Payola on black vinyl via Kings Road Merch here.
Pre-order Payola on green vinyl via Bull Moose here.
Listen to the track “City on the Hill” below: