Los Angeles-based punk rock band Goldfinger released a summery new song titled “Tijuana Sunrise.”
The song marks the band’s first release since their 2008 album Hello Destiny. Despite a nine-year hiatus, the band managed to retain their lighthearted demeanor and upbeat energy.
While lighthearted, the “Tijuana Sunrise” features a personal storyline about vocalist and songwriter John Feldmann‘s experience growing up in San Diego. The song’s ska sound will transform you to the beach and will get stuck in your head for the rest of summer.
“I fell in love down in Mexico, she took me for everything I had, woke up in jail in Rosarito, federales took it all, I’m out of cash,” Feldmann sings over trumpets and guitar melodies.
“I survived those days in Mexico by seconds and inches…One of my roommates was kidnapped by a man named El Diablo… And I wrote this song about my experience back then,” Feldmann said in an interview with Billboard.
“Tijuana Sunrise” is off Goldfinger’s upcoming album The Knife, which is set to release on July 21 through Rise Records. The Knife features MXPX’s Mike Herrera on bass, Story Of The Year’s Phil Sneed on guitar, and Blink-182’s Travis Barker on drums.