December 10, 2007

Foxboro Hot Tubs: New Green Day side project?

Oh come on. This is just too much fun. A mysterious, retro-influenced website popped up Saturday for a band calling themselves the Foxboro Hot Tubs. The word on the street is that this ’60s-influenced garage band is actually a side project of legendary punk rockers Green Day. The entire 6-song EP is downloadable for free, with cover art.

The songs are kitschy and catchy as hell, and feature fun dialogue snippets from old movies to start each track off. The album cover lists a J&G Fair Trade Records out of San Francisco as the label (Green Day is from Berkeley), and the disclaimer reads charmingly: “Internet stereo record downloads can be played on today’s mono players with excellent results. They will last as long as mono internet record downloads played on the same equipment, yet will reveal full stereo sound when played on stereo players.”

If it’s a hoax, it’s a fun one and I’ll absolutely take it.

Ruby Room – Foxboro Hot Tubs
She’s A Saint, Not A Celebrity – Foxboro Hot Tubs
Stop Drop and Roll – Foxboro Hot Tubs

Foxboro Hot Tubs’ MySpace

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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