Descendents

DESCENDENTS Are: Karl Alvarez, Bass | Milo Aukerman, Vocals | Bill Stevenson, Drums | Stephen Egerton, Guitar

NEVER DID A POPULAR THING…
COULDN’T SELL OUT A TELEPHONE BOOTH…
THE PROUD… THE FEW… THE DESCENDENTS

With that tongue-in-cheek battle cry, the nerdsome foursome declared their war against mediocrity. Fueled by the omni-ambitious doctrine of ALL (not ALL the band… that comes later the concept, based on the TOTAL EXTENT, the peak of pinnacles) and a series of caffeine binges, the essences of punk and pop were percolated together in a way that has yet to be recreated, though many have died trying. Ranks of sympathetic adolescents, previously excluded from the ferocious world of punk rock, followed the sound. They boldly strapped on their glasses, wiped their noses on their sleeves, and launched into the slam pit chanting the DESCENDENTS’ refrain “I’m not a loser” like a mantra.
 
In 2021 Descendents released their "lost" album "9th and Walnut." The album features the original four-piece lineup — Frank Navetta, Tony Lombardo, Bill Stevenson, and Milo Aukerman — who got back into the studio in 2002 to finally record their first-ever songs. The songs were written by the band from 1977 through 1980, before recording the Fat EP (1981) and the Milo Goes to College LP (1982). Put simply, this is the Descendents’ earliest material.