MYSPACE & SPIN CELEBRATE BAD RELIGION’S 30TH ANNIVERSARY WITH TRIBUTE COVERS COMPILATION

Ted Leo, The Weakerthans, Tegan and Sara and More Cover Bad Religion for Tribute Compilation

Untitled.jpgSeptember 28, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – In celebration of legendary punk rock group Bad Religion‘s 30th anniversary and new album, The Dissent of Man, MySpace Music, SPIN and Epitaph Records have partnered up to release a free compilation, Germs of Perfection:  A Tribute to Bad Religion, featuring an assortment of artists and bands covering songs from the group’s illustrious catalog.  The excitement kicks off with Tegan and Sara’s somber version of “Suffer,” the title track from Bad Religion’s groundbreaking 1988 album, and Polar Bear Club’s cover of “Better off Dead” from 1994’s Stranger Than Fiction, which can both be heard now at SPIN.com or Myspace.com/music.  Fans can pick up Bad Religion’s new album, The Dissent of Man, for $8.99 at Target and at retailers nationwide or online at iTunes today.

Over the next three weeks MySpace Music and SPIN.com will be rolling out new songs from the Bad Religion tribute compilation which will feature covers from William Elliott Whitmore, Frank Turner, The Weakerthans, Switchfoot, Ted Leo, Cheap Girls, New Politics, Cobra Skulls featuring Fat Mike from NOFX and Riverboat Gamblers.  The compilation will be available for download on October 19 at SPIN.com in conjunction with an oral history of Epitaph Records with liner notes for the tribute album running in the November issue of SPIN magazine.

News about the compilation comes on the release day of Bad Religion’s highly anticipated 15th studio album, The Dissent of Man, which find’s the band “as revved-up and pissed-off as ever” (SPIN).  Critics everywhere are championing the band’s return with “the perfect summation of everything Bad Religion has stood tall for since first unleashing its eponymous manifesto” (Filter).

The Dissent of Man is a testament to why Bad Religion has remained relevant for the better part of three decades.  Already having cemented their place in history as a groundbreaking band who helped create a movement in Los Angeles with classic releases like How Could Hell Be Any Worse?, Suffer, Recipe for Hate, Stranger Than Fiction and Process of Belief, Bad Religion continue to inspire and create with a unique style that continues to cross boundaries and transcends genres.

Stay tuned to www.myspace.com/music and SPIN.com to hear more songs from the forthcoming compilation, Germs of Perfection:  A Tribute to Bad Religion, pick up their new album that’s available everywhere today and catch the band live this fall on their North American tour.

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Bad Religion Tour Dates:
10/7 – Detroit, MI – Clutch Cargo’s (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/8 – Chicago, IL – Riot Fest
10/9 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave/Eagles Club (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/11 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/12 – Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/14 – Toronto, ON – Kool Haus (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/15 – Montreal, QC – Metropolis (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/16 – Clifton Park, NY – Northern Lights (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/18 – Boston, MA – House of Blues (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/19 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
10/20 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
10/22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
10/23 – Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
10/24 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
10/26 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
10/27 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
10/29 – Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
10/30 – Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
10/31 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
11/5 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live (w/Off With Their Heads & The Aggrolites)
11/6 – Austin, TX – Waterloo Park (w/Off With Their Heads)
11/8 – Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/9 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/11 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theatre (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/12 – Denver, CO – The Fillmore Auditorium (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – In the Venue (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/15 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/17 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/18 – Eugene, OR – McDonald Theatre (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/19 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Center – Grand Ballroom (w/Bouncing Souls & Off With Their Heads)
11/20 – San Francisco, CA – Regency Center – Grand Ballroom (w/Off With Their Heads)

For More Information:
www.Myspace.com/music
www.Myspace.com/badreligion
www.Badreligion.com
www.Epitaph.com
www.Spin.com