Few records brought me as much joy in 2019 as Geoff Palmer’s Pulling Out All The Stops. Palmer (The Guts, The Nobodys, The Queers, The Connection, New Trocaderos, Kurt Baker Band) writes insanely catchy tunes with self-deprecating and sarcastic lyrics. It’s a combination I lack the defense mechanisms for. This week, he announced that his new album will be released this summer. It is called Charts And Graphs, has ten songs on it and will be released on LP (Stardumb Records), CD (Rum Bar Records) and Cassette (Memorable But Not Honorable).
The first song of the LP builds on his previous work. Many More Drugs is crazy contagious and tells the story of a young Geoff Palmer trying to find the record of a song he loved. That song was the punk classic Manny, Moe & Jack by the Dickies, but Palmer misinterpreted the lyrics to be Many More Drugs. It’s classic Geoff Palmer, and I love how he actually integrated the chorus of the original into this song. I asked everyone that I know || What’s that song, the one that goes || Many more drugs.” Did Geoff Palmer actually create a new subgenre here: Re-imagined songs inspired by misheard lyrics?
In anticipation of the upcoming record, Stardumb will release Many More Drugs May 21st, with two exclusive songs on the flipside. Order the single here. Watch the video featuring his buddies Zach Sprague (als member in Palmer’s excellent new side-project KEWPID and Kurt Baker below.