Screeching Weasel arrives with their 14th studio album, written and recorded in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. This time, the kings of pop-punk pick up where they left off on their 2020 LP Some Freaks Of Atavism, leaning into themes of death, insanity and the apocalypse. Whether pulling the rug out from under a relationship (Any Minute Now), skittering on the edge of madness (In La Quinta del Sordo) or struggling with a guilty conscience (Pandora’s Eyes), singer/songwriter Ben Weasel spits out trenchant lyrics over sugar-coated hooks that lacerate even as they delight. The Awful Disclosures of Screeching Weasel serves up an unblinking analysis of life in lockdown.

Label: Striped Records