Legendary SoCal outfit (həd) p.e. has announced the details on their upcoming Califas Worldwide compilation album dropping December 17th under Suburban Noize Records. Califas is a Hispanic nickname for Southern California, a moniker that perfectly describes (həd) p.e.’s Huntington Beach g-punk sound as it melds together with artists from around the world to create the unholy union of Califas Worldwide.
For the comp, (həd) p.e. has collaborated with everyone from underground heavyweights to creating sticky chemistry with Suburban Noize family members Johnny Richter from the King Klick & John E. Necro from OPM & guest appearances by living legends Angelo Moore of Fishbone, H.R. of Bad Brains, Norwood Fisher of Fishbone, Peter Distefano of Porno for Pyros & more.
In tandem with the announcement of Califas Worldwide, (həd) p.e. has released an animated video for the album’s lead single “Not Today, featuring The Final Clause of Tacitus. “When the first phase of the pandemic hit, all of our tours were canceled & we had just released Class of 2020. Rather than sit around waiting for this thing to end, I decided to channel all my energy into creating music & to work with new artists from a variety of styles. We had people from all over the world from places like Belarus, Russia, England, France, Argentina, Italy & Germany send in tracks. When I finished I realized there were some really cool vibes here; so I sent a selection to the record label & they agreed. They offered to release a record with all these different artists,” said (həd) p.e. frontman Jahred Gomes. “The word Califas is Spanish slang for California. I feel like my vocals have a SoCal vibe to them, so the title was a cool way of tying together all the tracks from all over the world with my Cali vibes.”
In order to bring those Cali Vibes to life visually, (həd) p.e. enlisted Jim “TAZ” Evans to create the cover art. Known as the “Rock Poster God,” TAZ has illustrated and designed some of the most iconic rock posters for everyone from Neil Young, the Ramones, the Smashing Pumpkins, the Pixies & more. For Califas Worldwide, Evans came up with an iconic lowrider & street art that have been synonymous with the southern California landscape.