L7 Announce ‘Scatter The Rats,’ First LP In 20 Years

Grunge veterans L7 return with their first album in 20 years. The band recently announced their new album, Scatter the Rats, will be out May 3rd via Blackheart Records, the imprint founded by Joan Jett. This marks their first full-length album since they reunited in 2014.

“I’ve been friends with L7 for years and am very excited and proud to have the opportunity to release their new album on Blackheart!” Jett said in a statement.

“When we decided to make a new record, Joan was there for us as the good friend she has always been,” frontwoman Donita Sparks said. “So great to stomp into Blackheart Records with her at the helm. We’re very excited to work with Joan and the entire Blackheart family. Just imagine the family dinners!

To tease the LP, the band shared the opening track “Burn Baby,” along with its official music video directed by Courtney and Hillary Andjuar. Watch it below. The song will also be available as an exclusive 7-inch for Record Store Day on April 13th.

In support of the LP, L7 will head out on tour with Rancid starting May 11th in Phoenix, Arizona. Find all the dates below.

Scatter the Rats artwork:

l7 scatter the rats album artwork

 Scatter the Rats Tracklist:

1.“Burn Baby”
2. “Fighting the Crave”
3. “Proto Prototype”
4. “Stadium West”
5. “Murky Water Cafe”
6. “Ouija Board Lies”
7. “Garbage Truck”
8. “Holding Pattern”
9. “Uppin’ the Ice”
10. “Cool About Easy”
11. “Scatter the Rats”

L7 2019 Tour Dates:

May 11 – Phoenix, AZ @ Margaret T. Hance Park
May 12 – Tucson, AZ @ Rillito Park Racetrack
June 2 – Englishtown, NJ @ Old Bridge Township Raceway
June 8 – Boise, ID @ Memorial Stadium
June 9 – Tacoma, WA @ America’s Car Museum
June 15 – Santa Clara, CA @ Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
June 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park


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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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