X “ALPHABETLAND” Now Available on Vinyl in Record Stores


(Los Angeles, CA) August 21, 2020 – After a ‘surprise’ album drop via Bandcamp on April 22, the new album, ALPHABETLAND, is now available on vinyl.  The cd version was released earlier this month and you can also listen on all streaming platforms. One of the greatest punk rock bands has returned with an album that may be one of the best in their career!

As was previously announced independent record stores are now selling a special, limited-edition blue vinyl in their record stores. Additionally, Rough Trade in the U.S. & U.K. will be offering a white variant limited to just 400 copies. Both versions can be ordered here:  https://xtheband.lnk.to/alphabetland.

In early July the band released a video for ALPHABETLAND, the title track from the celebrated studio album. Directed by Gilbert Trejo (son of Danny Trejo), the video features members of Skating Polly and Starcrawler posing as the four members of the legendary Los Angeles punk band.

It’s been 35 years since the original line up of – Exene Cervenka, John Doe, Billy Zoom, and DJ Bonebrake have released a new album and the reactions have been swift and nothing short of amazing. Praise from fans and critics alike has poured in since the release with limited pre-order colored vinyl selling out in one-hour on Bandcamp. The legendary quartet entered the studio in Nov 2018 to record fresh material for the first time since 1985’s Ain’t Love Grand. Five songs were recorded over the course of two days with producer Rob Schnapf. This past January 2020 the band re-entered the studio to finish recording the album, again with Rob Schnapf and seven more original tracks were laid down, 11 of the songs appear on this album.

Tour plans are currently on hold until pandemic restrictions are lifted.

“X’s first album 35 years takes its place alongside the best work they’ve ever done. The music on Alphabetland is the sound of X snatching back its past in order to fuel the music of its future.”
– Ken Tucker, NPR’s Fresh Air

“Alphabetland is an impressively revved-up take on the sound that X made on their first two albums….”
– Stereogum

“Punk Icons X return in spectacular form with their new album Alphabetland” – Newsweek