THE OFFSPRING will premiere the video for “Days Go By”–already a top ten hit on the national rock tracks chart–Friday, June 1 at Offspring.com and Vevo.com. Directed by Lex Halaby, who did the same honors for the band’s 2009 “Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?” clip, it seamlessly blends performance footage of the band with scenes shot in the Southern California desert and captures the song’s reflective spirit about letting go of the past’s hard times and starting anew.
“Days Go By” is the title track of THE OFFSPRING’s new studio album, produced by Bob Rock and available June 26 (Columbia Records). The song was a highlight of the group’s two recent performances in Southern California: May 5 at the 20th Annual KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine and a special club show May 3 at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach. At Alex’s Bar, the Huntington Beach, CA band–Dexter Holland (vocals, guitar), Noodles (guitar), Greg K (bass) and Pete Parada (drums)—also performed their 20-year-old Epitaph debut album Ignition in its entirety. Check out footage from the show below:
THE OFFSPRING’S last album, 2008’s Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace, featured the alternative and rock radio staples “Hammerhead” and “You’re Gonna Go Far, Kid.” Also among the band’s best-known hits are the rock anthems “Self Esteem,” “Come Out And Play (Keep ‘Em Separated)” and “The Kids Aren’t Alright.” The Huntington Beach, CA-based band has performed over 1100 shows across the globe and sold more than 36 million albums worldwide. Their 1994 release Smash remains the highest-selling album of all-time on an independent label.
THE OFFSPRING will continue to tour worldwide through 2012.