Green Day may be resting after extensive touring, but frontman Billie Joe Armstrong has been keeping busy with a new side project dubbed The Longshot. For the past few weeks, Armstrong has been posting cryptic teasers of songs from the new band and promised new music would be coming soon. Last night (April 11) their self-titled debut EP was quietly released.
The EP features three tracks "Taxi Driver," "Chasing a Ghost," and the previously released "Love is For Losers," which you can listen to above. This release serves as a precursor to a full-length album called Love is For Losers, which the band's Instagram page says will be "coming eventually sooner or later. Probably sooner."
Not much is known about the band aside from Armstrong's involvement. Some speculated that Armstrong's son Joey plays drums on the EP due to some cryptic teasing on an Instagram post.
This isn't Armstrong's first sideband. He's participated in various side projects, including Foxboro Hot Tubs, The Network, Pinhead Gunpowder, and most recently The Coverups. In 2013, he teamed up with Norah Jones for the Every Brothers tribute album Foreverly.