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STÖNER (Ex-KYUSS, Etc.) Drops Punk-Influenced New Single "It Ain't Free"

It's a straight up punk rock lightning bolt

Stoner 2022

Stöner, the group featuring desert rock alumni from Kyuss and Queens of the Stone Age, have released another new single—a hardcore punk stomper called "It Ain't Free"—which will be off their forthcoming EP, Boogie to Baja, which will be released on the Heavy Psych Sounds label on February 24. You can check out the track now in the video streaming below.

Stöner is a trio consisting of Brant Bjork (Kyuss) on guitar and vocals, Nick Oliveri (ex-Kyuss, ex-Queens Of The Stone Ageon bass and vocals, and drummer Ryan Güt. About "It Ain't Free," Brant Bjork said via statement, “Me and Nick use to trade hardcore punk records back when we were … young punks! We still love the old school hardcore. The kind that made you wanna slam dance… you know.. before this thing called moshing. Ha! ‘It Ain’t Free’ is our roots and it’s 100% Stöner!”

Last month, Stöner released the first single from Boogie to Baja—a cover of the song "City Kids," performed by both the Pink Fairies as well as Motörhead. Fans of that ol' reliable chugga-chugga guitar pattern will be ecstatic with "City Kids," while the hippie pop vocals will undoubtedly pull in even the most moderate of Queens fans.You can check the video out right here.

About the EP, the band said in a statement that, "… we were having a blast and the music just kept rollin’ out, so we decided to also put together a tasty EP. Guests Mario Lalli on "Stöner Theme" and Greg Hetson of Circle Jerks and Bad Religion on our version of the Motörhead/Pink Fairies classic "City Kids" makes this EP extra sweet. Jump in and let’s Boogie To Baja!"

Recording sessions for the EP were helmed once again by previous Stöner collaborator, producer Yosef Sanborn. Pre-orders for Boogie To Baja are available here.

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