Los Angeles alt-rockers Lido Beach stage their comeback this summer with their first collection of new music in nearly a decade, an EP called Sweat Equity. It's prefaced this week with "New Scar, Same Scar," the quirky lead single frontman Scott Waldman wrote as a college student in the early 2000s that contains the commandingly catchy refrain of "Shut up / Shut up."
Waldman, a frequent guest contributor at Loudwire, is the same rock music personality who hosts the Waldman's Words podcast. He's also the artist manager of musicians such as Nick Wheeler (All American Rejects) and Fred Mascherino (The Color Fred, ex-Taking Back Sunday) with his Waldman Management outfit. Waldman's last release with Lido Beach, Social Climbing, emerged in 2013. Before then, he played bass with the punky pop-rock act The City Drive.