Show-goers of a certain age may be familiar with Offend Your Friends, a self-described “mid-2000s politically charged trashy party ska punk [band] from the armpit of Wisconsin” (a.k.a. Fond du Lac). The group, which includes Dead Horses’ Daniel Wolff and Milwaukee Record‘s resident fish fry expert Caleb Westphal, formed in 2002 and kinda-sorta hung it up in 2009, though a handful of reunion shows have followed. Now, in the dark and idiotic times of 2018, Offend Your Friends have reworked an old tune, “Thank You, Mr. President,” and want to release it on a 7-inch along with another newly recorded song, “Olive Branch.”
“Wisconsin party punkers Offend Your Friends played their last show of their original run on March 27, 2009,” explains a Kickstarter page. “Since then, they have periodically played reunion shows, but have never recorded any new material. Until now. Last year they went back in the studio and recorded two songs. Kev [Zettler] recorded his vocal parts in a closet in California. The rest of the band recorded their parts in a basement studio in Cudahy, Wisconsin.”
Money raised through the Kickstarter campaign (goal:$1,600) will be used to “cover pressing of records, labels for records, shipping cost of records to us, shipping cost of records to you, and any printing of artwork or packaging included with the records.” In the meantime, enjoy “Thank You, Mr. President” (originally written for President George W. Bush) below.