PARASITES formed in New Jersey in the late ‘80s, with Dave Parasite joining Ron Nole and Dave Ross, who had previously played together in NJ RAMONES-core band, THE ACCELERATORS. In 1992, shortly after their first album on Shredder Records was released, Dave relocated to California, and continued PARASITES with a new lineup. During PARASITES’ stay in California, they toured non-stop. They have played with GREEN DAY, RANCID, NOFX, BAD RELIGION, THE BUZZCOCKS, JAWBREAKER, THE QUEERS, THE MR. T EXPERIENCE, THE ATARIS, SQUIRTGUN, AVAIL, and thousands of other bands. PARASITES have released the Pair Of Sides, Punch Lines and Pair CDs on Shredder Records, the Rat Ass Pie, Compost, and Retro Pop Remasters CDs on Go-Kart Records, the Nyquil Fueled Rock Armada CD on Wingnut Records, and their version of the classic Ramones It’s Alive LP for the Clearview Records series of Ramones cover LPs that also included SCREECHING WEASEL, THE VINDICTIVES, THE QUEERS, MTX and BORIS THE SPRINKLER. Munster Records in Spain also released The Punch Lines, Pair and Nyquil Fueled Rock Armada albums on vinyl. After taking a break in late 2003,and later moving back to New Jersey, Dave restarted PARASITES in early 2006. Go Kart Records released Retro Pop Remasters, a PARASITES best-of CD later that year, and PARASITES toured the US with New Jersey band THE ERGS both backing Dave, and also playing an ERGS set. Dave Parasite also recently released Pop Punk’s Not Dead, an international compilation CD, in 2007 on Go Kart Records. Next was the Go Kart release of It’s Alive remastered and on CD for the first time and will be followed by two new PARASITES CDs to be recorded this fall. Remastered extended versions of the out of print Shredder Records CDs are also forthcoming. It’s simple—PARASITES are one of the longest running and most influential pop punk bands ever. They helped define the genre, and never changed their sound to fit the latest trend. They’ve released eight albums, 20 singles, and have songs on more compilations than you can count. They’ve done 16 tours, and played nearly 1000 shows all over the US, Europe and Japan. Pop punk bands from all over the US, Europe, and Japan have recorded covers of PARASITES’ songs. PARASITES have done a lot, however, here are two things PARASITES haven’t done: sell out or give up. Solitary is their catchiest, rawest record yet and a perfect addition to PARASITES amazing catalog.