Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets cross paths with The Law in Spirited and Colorful “Tijuana Jail” Video
New video builds on the buzz for next month’s Under the Neon Heat, the group’s second album to be produced by Paul Miner (Death By Stereo, Adolescents, C.J. Ramone)
“Tijuana Jail” single is out today digitally with Under the Neon Heat following July 16; Pre-order the album on hot pink vinyl, CD or download now at Road Dog Merch and Bandcamp
Greg Antista & The Lonely Streets today premiere “Tijuana Jail,” the lively first video from the group’s second album, Under the Neon Heat. The track is also out now digitally. The album follows July 16 on CD, download, and 180-gram hot pink vinyl via Primal Beat Records. All formats are available for pre-order at Road Dog Merch and Bandcamp.
The band has also announced a live show to celebrate the album release at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, California on July 23. Tickets are available at AlexsBar.com.
Directed by Frank Ordonez, the “Tijuana Jail” video complements the song’s furious surf-guitar shimmy with a parade of go-go girls, mustached Mexican “Federales,” sniffer dogs, and tongue-in-cheek bar violence.
Singer/songwriter Greg Antista explains the origin of the song: “Tijuana is the main border town on the Mexico side of the California-Mexico border. It’s always had a wild reputation and heading down there for the weekend has long been a rite of passage for kids growing up in Southern California. Drinking age requirements were lightly enforced and the punk shows at Iguana’s were reliably insane. I was always lucky enough to have my fun without getting thrown in the drunk tank. ‘Tijuana Jail’ is the true story of my friend Trevor who was not so lucky.”
The Lonely Streets’ newest member is guitarist Frank Agnew, who debuted in the lineup at a Steve Soto livestream tribute concert in August 2020. Original members are Antista (vocals, guitar), Warren Renfrow (bass, accordion, vocals), and Jorge E. Disguster (drums, vocals). The players’ previous group affiliations are extensive: Antista (Joyride, Foxy), Agnew (Adolescents, Legal Weapon, 45 Grave), Renfrow (Cadillac Tramps, Manic Hispanic, Final Conflict, tours with Adolescents and The Damned), Disguster (The Hangmen, Mink Daggers, Mr. Mirainga, live shows with Throw Rag).
The band is set to make good on the accolades for 2019’s Shake, Stomp and Stumble, the debut album which featured nine party-starting songs anchored by indelible melodies, heartfelt vocals, and powerful musicianship. New Noise Magazine described its tunes as “perfectly-crafted, three-minute pop songs that owe as much to Johnny Cash as they do the Adolescents,” while The Big Takeover compared the group’s approach to “a crunchier, power-pop-leaning Social Distortion.”
Under the Neon Heat: Tracklist
- Down on Commonwealth
- Feel Alright
- Tijuana Jail
- One More Mistake
- Together Tonight
- Lonesome Casualty
- Unfinished Business
- Broken Glass
- Halfway to Whole
- Carmelita (Warren Does Warren)
All songs by Greg Antista. Published by Greg Antista Music at ASCAP.
Except “Carmelita,” written by Warren Zevon and published by Warner Chappell Music. New parody lyrics by Warren Renfrow.
Produced & engineered by Paul Miner at Buzzbomb Studios, Orange, CA.
Music recorded January – March, 2020. Vocals and mixing May – July, 2020.