While it takes some acts ages to get it together and release a debut album (cough, Black Maria), Bat Wings For Lab Rats is already on it, though the band formed only last year. The eclectic Albuquerque four-piece prides itself on genre-bending, and its first recording reflects that in title—Punk • Hop • A • Delic. Cut at Elephonic Recording Studios by Old Main drummer and Launchpad / Low Spirits sound guy Jason Wolf, your copy of the 10-track disc will be available at the Launchpad (618 Central SW) on Saturday, July 17. Opening the all-ages album release party are fellow locals The Big Spank and Reviva, along with Chihuahua punk band Seis Pistos. People's Republic (of Albuquerque) plays the 21-and-over aftershow. Festivities begin at 9 p.m. and $5 gets you in.
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Flyer on the Wall
Five Minute Sin Album Release
Rob Nakai is a vocalist and guitarist for Albuquerque bands Holiday Sail and Bat Wings For Lab Rats. The latter, a four-piece that melds diverse genres like punk, hip-hop, metal and funk, releases its debut album Punk • Hop • A • Delic at the Launchpad on Saturday, July 17. Below you’ll find an equally diverse sampling of Nakai’s music collection, selected at random.