In order to help raise our spirits, Green Day have released a surprise EP for our listening pleasure: Otis Big Guitar Mix.
Green Day do quite a good job at keeping us on our toes. From cryptic tweets announcing their joining with Weezer and Fall Out Boy for their Hella Mega Tour and the punk outfit wanting to launch their new album in a fans backyard, to now releasing an EP of three remixed Green Day songs, the band certainly know how to keep us guessing.
Comprised of three tracks, the EP features remixes of songs that were on their 2012 trio of albums: ‘Oh Love’ from ¡Uno!, ‘Lazy Bones’ from ¡Dos!, and ‘Wild One’ from ¡Tré!. With those three full albums being released in the span of a year, it’s no wonder they paired them together on this EP.
According to a press statements, this Otis Big Guitar Mix EP “showcase[s] big guitar in a way these tracks have never been heard before.”
This surprise EP notes itself as being the latest release from the Green Day, where frontman Billie Joe Armstrong announced his campaign of ‘No Fun Mondays’. During the lull of live shows due to social distancing with COVID-19, Armstrong revealed that he will be releasing a newly recorded cover every Monday while the U.S. continues its pursuit in flattening the curve of the pandemic.
“Welcome to No Fun Mondays,” Armstrong wrote via YouTube. “Going to release a cover song every week until we’re let back out into the world.”
You can listen to the new Otis Big Guitar Mix EP here. Catch them in Australia on their tour below.
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Hella Mega Australian Stadium Tour
alongside Fall Out Boy and Weezer
Sunday, November 8th
HBF Park, Perth, WA
Wednesday, November 11th
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday, November 14th
Bankwest Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, November 17th
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, QLD