Stinson Set to Bash & Pop Again

Twenty-five years after Bash & Pop’s rollicking and underrated 1992 debut album, Friday Night is Killing Me, Tommy Stinson’s short-lived post-Replacements gang is following the ‘Mats’ lead by getting back together. Well, actually in name only. But unlike the apparently-already-kaput Replacements rehash, Bash & Pop are recording and releasing a brand new album.

Set for release January 20th on Fat Possum Records, Anything Could Happen features Stinson as the only holdover from the 1992 lineup of the group; instead, a ragtag, largely little known assemblage including Luther Dickinson (North Mississippi Allstars), Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Joe Sirois. Tony Kieraldo, Cat Popper and Justin Perkins (Screeching Weasel) contributed to the album. For an upcoming tour (dates still to be announced), Selvidge, Sirois and Perkins will join Stinson.

In other news, Sire/Reprise will be releasing Friday Night Is Killing Me on vinyl for the first time on Jan. 24th.