The Network is officially back. On Friday (Nov. 20), the secretive Green Day side project unveiled their politically-charged new EP, Trans Am.
Featuring lead single “Ivankkka Is A Nazi,” the four-track project marks the new wave band’s first proper studio release in more than 17 years, since the release of their 2003 debut album Money Money 2020. The EP also includes tracks “Fentanyl,” “Flat Earth” and the synth-driven title track.
The sextet also used the EP drop to announce that the release date of their upcoming sophomore album, Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So!, is just a mere weeks away.
“Back in 2003 we, The Network, warned mankind of the fate they would meet in the year 2020. To no surprise the year 2020 is upon us and it looks exactly as our prophecy predicted. As one final warning on December 4th 2020 we will release ‘Money Money 2020 Pt II: We Told Ya So!’ We are at Threat Level Midnight,” the band shared in a typewritten note on Twitter along with the EP’s illustrated cover art of a crashing car superimposed onto a mummified head.
While The Network has been inactive since opening for Green Day in a run of several shows back in 2005, the latter band has steadily churned out similarly political-fueled, protest-driven music in the interim, including 2009’s 21st Century Breakdown, 2012’s hat trick of ¡Uno!, ¡Dos!, and ¡Tres!, and 2016’s Revolution Radio. Their most recent studio set, Father of All…, was released in February as the final release of the band’s contract with Reprise Records.
Stream The Network’s new EP below.