At the beginning of 2019, two forces of pop-punk came together when Kepi Ghoulie (previously of The Groovie Ghoulies) recorded with The Copyrights for a joint full length album. ‘Re-Animation Festival’ was a complete re-recording of the Ghoulies’ classic 1997 LP of the same name…and it more than showed how, over the intervening years, Kepi had retained his status as one of the true kings of cartoon pop-punk. Just as importantly, although in a slightly different format, it put a great set of songs back on catalogue for a new generation of could-be, should-be fans. For those who loved that disc, this companion split 7” should also be considered an important collection filler. Its four previously unavailable tracks put a new spin on the collaboration: as well as offering one new song apiece, The Copyrights cover one of the old Groovie Ghoulies classics and Kepi puts his own spin on something from The Copyrights’ catalogue.
Although no formal release date has been set, there is an extensive Rancid tribute album in the works, due for release via Hellcat Records in association with Smelvis.
At the time of writing, the LP includes 43 tracks and contributions from Mustard Plug, Street Dogs, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Left Alone and Anti Flag, although it is rumoured the tracklist is not finalised. By the time of eventual release, more material could be added, or possibly removed.