Lit at the House of Blues last year
Lit at the House of Blues last year
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Lit to Release New Album ... And Tour With Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground

You knew this wasn't going to slip by our radar undetected.  You also read the headline correctly--'90s alt-band Lit will be releasing a new album--the first since their self-titled 2004 LP.  According to a press release, their latest effort, The View from the Bottom, will be out June 9th via Megaforce Records. In addition to a summer tour featuring ...wait for it...Sugar Ray, the Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground (yes!),  the new album is said to feature "the unmistakable sound of a great rock band getting on with it." 

The number one question on our minds? Doesn't guitarist and Slidebar Rock and Roll Kitchen owner Jeremy Popoff make enough money supplying the customers of downtown Fullerton with scwhilly booze to pass on supplying the music customers of the world with scwhilly rock music?

Follow up question: Does the band have a burning desire to revisit such pithy guitar chuggery as "My Own Worst Enemy," or are they so hard up for money that they're willing to make listeners everywhere completely miserable?  And what's with all the lameola bands of the 1990s joining forces to prey on 30somethings misguided nostalgia? I mean, there's a reason these bands stopped being popular. It's 'cause they sucked.

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