These songs were originally supposed to be on the next Descendents record, but because the topics were time sensitive, he decided to issue them in this format. In a press release, he said: "I’ve spent most of my punk rock life avoiding the temptation to write political songs; it always seemed like politics is the obvious go-to subject of punk and thus not of interest to me. Unfortunately, after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election I find myself virtually unable to write songs about anything else. If you believe, like me, that 45 is not a LP, we ALL need to VOTE to make that a reality. Only then can we hope to see a return to sanity, a turning of the page. These songs are my personal attempts to turn the page on our national nightmare…if only I could will it through music."
The release is titled 45…not a LP and it's out November 18 via Fat Wreck Chords.