June 7, 2023

Former Operation Ivy bandmates Jesse Michaels and Tim Armstrong have reunited to type a brand new band referred to as Dangerous Optix. For his or her debut single, they’ve shared a track referred to as “Raid” via Armstrong’s Hellcat Data. Hear beneath.

The origins of Dangerous Optix hint again to March 2021, some 32 years after Operation Ivy’s breakup. After initially assembly up “purely with the intent to reconnect,” the duo quickly discovered themselves working collectively on new music. To spherical out the lineup, Michaels and Armstrong recruited drummer Joey Castillo (Circle Jerks, The Bronx) and Spencer Pollard (Trash Speak).

“As quickly as we began writing collectively, we discovered that we had the identical collaborative power that we had up to now, so it was pure and enjoyable simply to maintain going,” Michaels stated in a press release.

Final 12 months, Michaels and Armstrong reunited at Los Angeles’ Musack Rock and Roll Carnival, the place they carried out Operation Ivy’s “Sound System.”

Editor’s Observe: See the place Operation Ivy ranks in our listing of the 100 greatest pop punk bands.

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