For two decades now, Minneapolis-born punk visionaries OFF WITH THEIR HEADS have produced unfiltered and uncompromising weirdo riot rock for fans around the world. From their breakout album, From The Bottom, to their critically revered record Home, the band has proven themselves time and time again, and ultimately found their place among the most influential and vital punk acts of the new millennium.
2023 also happens to mark the tenth anniversary of their sophomore Epitaph release, Home. The band has been given an exclusive vinyl color variant only available at live events and Ryan’s website Anxious and Angry. They will be embarking on a North American tour with London Ontario’s Single Mothers (Dine Alone Records).
Commenting on the occasion and upcoming tour, vocalist/guitarist Ryan Young says:
Hard to believe, but 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of me playing music under the title Off With Their Heads (or OWTH). What started as a gag experiment in a Minneapolis basement grew into countless lineups taking part in international adventures big and small. The DIY party project used as a means to get away from real life problems wound up evolving into a traveling therapy session for many people struggling with their own mental demons. I've released records on small and giant labels alike. I've booked my own shows and have been on agency rosters. You name it, I've probably been there. When the pandemic took this away from all of us, it gave some much needed time to question what it actually is that I like about playing music as I get older. I realized it's a part of me in every way. I LIKE booking my own shows. I LIKE planning my own tours. I LIKE putting out my own records. I LIKE making all my own merch. I LIKE being connected to the people that appreciate my music. Somewhere along the way, I feel like I forgot all of these things. I allowed my own demons to take the wheel and convince me that I didn't enjoy these things. Well I am happy to finally be able to confidently say that I love what I do.
In the spirit of this, we have decided to make 2023 a celebration of a life in music. We will be hitting up all the places we’ve loved playing. We will try and craft bills that are weird and fun. We will do our best to create that temporary escape that made us all fall in love with music in the first place. Celebrating 10 years of HOME doing a full US / Canada tour with one of our favorite bands seems like a good way to do it.