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Lit, ‘Same S—, Different Drink’: The Orange County Rockers Return With Huge Hooks (VIDEO PREMIERE)

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After eight years away from the studio, Orange County, Calif. rockers Lit are set to invade stores again with The View From the Bottom, their fifth studio album. The band first found Platinum-plated success with their 1999 A Place in the Sun album and its triple-shot of radio smashes: “My Own Worst Enemy,” “Miserable” and “Zip-Lock.”

The group followed that with the album Atomic (2001) and Lit (2004), before taking an extended hiatus. Stay tuned to Noisecreep for an interview with the band filling us in on that.

With The View From the Bottom hitting stores on June 19, Lit is back with a new track called “Same Shit, Different Drink,” and as vocalist A. Jay Popoff told Noisecreep a few days ago, the song unapologetically sounds like their classic singles: “We worked with Butch Walker in the past and had a lot of fun together, so we decided to hook up with him again for this new album. One day we headed out to Santa Monica and had lunch with him and we talked about the kind of Lit record we wanted to make since we had been away for a while. Then we said, “Let’s not overthink this and just go in there and write a song today that talks about the things we’re experts in.” So we did.

“We’ve always been a party band that likes to drink, fuck shit up and then repair the damage [laughs]. I think “Same Shit, Different Drink” is sort of like part two of “My Own Worst Enemy.” It’s a drinking song and it’s signature Lit,” says A Jay and Noisecreep can’t argue with the dude. This song rips!

Check out the Noisecreep exclusive premiere of the lyric video for “Same Shit, Different Drink” below the cut.

Watch Lit’s “Same Shit, Different Drink” Lyric Video
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Lit’s The View From the Bottom will hit stores on June 19 via Megaforce Records. The band will be heading out on a headlining tour of the Southeast and in late June will be part of the Summerland Tour along with Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground.

Headlining tour dates:

April 25 Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Revolution
April 26 Orlando, Fl. Hard Rock Hotel
April 27 Tampa/St. Pete, Fl State Theater
April 28 Pensacola, Fl. Vinyl Music Hall
April 30 Atlanta Smith’s Olde Bar
May 1 Jacksonville, Fl. Jackrabbit’s
May 3 Nashville, Tn. Exit In
May 4 Louisville, Ky. Phoenix Hill
May 5 Clarksville, Tn. The Warehouse
May 8 Montgomery, Al. Blue Iguana
May 9- Birmingham, Al. Zydeco
May 10 Charleston, SC Jumbo’s Rock Lounge
May 11 Charlotte, NC NC Music Factory
May 12 Fayetteville, NC The Rock Shop
May 13 Baltimore, Md. Recher Theater
May 16 Virginia Beach, Va. Neptune Park

Summerland Tour:

June 28 Saratoga, CA The Mountain Winery
June 29 Los Angeles, CA The Greek Theatre
June 30 Las Vegas, NV The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
July 2 Del Mar, CA Del Mar Fairgrounds (Free w/ admission to fair)
July 3 Phoenix, AZ Comica Theatre
July 4 El Paso, TX Socorro Entertainment Center
July 6 Austin, TX ACL Live at The Moody Theater
July 7 Fort Worth, TX Billy Bob’s Texas
July 8 Tulsa, OK SpiritBank Events Center
July 10 Columbus, OH LC Outdoor Amphitheater
July 11 Cincinnati, OH PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
July 13 Atlanta, GA Chastain Park Amphitheater
July 14 Raleigh, NC Raleigh Amphitheater
July 15 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
July 18 New York, NY Roseland Ballroom
July 20 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
July 21 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 22 Gilford, NH Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
July 24 Bethlehem, PA Sands Bethlehem Event Center
July 25 Vienna, VA Wolf Trap
July 27 Atlantic City, NJ Ovation Hall
July 28 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
July 29 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun
August 2 Detroit, MI MotorCity Casino Hotel
August 3 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
August 4 Duluth, MN Bayfront Festival Park

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