“We are extremely excited to release Blueprint on Wiretap Records and join this talented family of bands,” trumpet player Bill Adams says. “This release is just a small taste of songs created over quarantine. While new and fresh, these songs are still branded with the Codename signature sound.” Trombonist Phil Lara adds, “Having lived in the Pico Rivera and Whittier area my entire life, it feels pretty rad to be part of the hometown roster.”
Southern California – Birthed from a garage in Pico Rivera in 1998, Codename: Rocky sought to bring their sing-along, heavily punk-influenced ska to as many people as they possibly could, as often as they could. Through playing countless live shows with some of the ska scene’s biggest and best bands, they quickly became a household name in the Southern California punk-ska scene.
This week, they announced signing with LA based label Wiretap Records, to release their new EP Blueprint, out today, which marks their first new music in over six years, following 2016’s album Reboot.
Comprised of ex-members of notable ska and punk bands such as, Channel Six, Low Pressure, Grovers, Exit Smiling, and Cry Havoc, to name a few, Codename: Rocky played relentlessly until their break up in 2005. During that period, they released two records: No Time To Waste and Infinity, which have since become Southern California punk-ska classics.