Their latest album, V •••– (on Rise / Luna-Tone Records) is their fifth. Stylistically, songs range from high-energy stompers to atmospheric ballads, as much Roy Orbison at times as The Ramones.
Four albums were released on Hellcat / Epitaph, starting with their self-titled debut in 1999. Heavy touring continued through the end of 2008, when they wrapped the cycle for their record, ‘Music From Regions Beyond’, produced by the legendary Jerry Finn. The album yielded the single “Forever Fades Away” and their highest visibility with favorable reviews in the ‘New York Times’ and a national TV appearance on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’, yet they’ve always been outsiders to the mainstream, authenticity the priority over sales.
They played only a few gigs a year (including “Octoberflame”, a multi-night SoCal festival curated by 13 that had its ninth year in 2017) while Nick 13 paused to play Americana music solo, releasing and touring a self-titled album on Sugar Hill Records in 2011.
In 2015, the band recorded a new album, returning to the road with its release the following year. After covering four continents, they announced in late 2017 their focus would shift to preparing for the studio in 2018.<br>