The Lillingtons photographed by Lookout Records Promo Shot

The Lillingtons

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Hometown: Newcastle, WY (USA)


The Lillingtons (1996–2001) were a rock n roll band from Newcastle, Wyoming who made a mark on the world of punk rock.

Considered a pop–punk act by contemporaries, they self–released their first full–length album titled "Shit Outta Luck" in 1996. After a series of vinyl–only releases the band decided to change their sound, and in 1999 they went into the studio with legendary producer–engineer Mass Giorgini to record a new LP. The result was "Death By Television," an album which took sci–fi movie–themed songs such as "War Of The Worlds" and "Invasion Of The Saucermen" and combined them with tracks that made references to other schlocky retro themes, such as "X–Ray Specs" and "I Need Some (Brain Damage)". The band would spent the next two years touring heavily within the underground punk scene. They decicded to call it quits after teaming with Giorgini for one last album. The epitaph is a spy–themed LP "The Backchannel Broadcast" and was released in February 2001 on Lookout! as with its precursor.

Fat Mike, lead singer–songwriter of renowned punk act NOFX, as well as the owner of punk record label Fat Wreck Chords, has been quoted as calling Death By Television by the Lillingtons "the best pop–punk album of all time."

Frontman Kody Lillington is currently a member of Laramie, Wyoming pop punk band Teenage Bottlerocket.

Red Scare Records recently (2005) reissued Death By Television and Backchannel Broadcast.

The band has reunited and is recording tracks for a new album to be released in 2006.

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