Not to be confused with the well known series of similarly monickered Hank Williams offspring, HANK IV is a San Francisco rock combo trafficking an ill-advised mix of panic-skiffle drum beats, dual-guitar histrionics, primitive craw-stick melodics, and straw-boss vocal gymnastics. In little more than a year, Hank IV have built a reputation as one of the Bay Area's most thoroughly entertaining (that is: way hard-rockin’, hilarious, unpredictable, dance-worthy, snappy and wry) live acts, winning over both early twentysomething Mission sceneutantes and grizzled Revolver staffer/lifer types in a series of memorable, each-one-better than-the-last, shows with the Country Teasers, Times New Viking, Quintron, Pterodactyl, Blowfly, Hospitals, Battleship and a heck of a lot more. Now, despite the odds, these aged and well-bred gentlemen of taste and leisure have delivered a real thinking, drinking man's rock record. Recorded by ELI CREWS (Erase Errata, Crime, Deerhoof, Flying Luttenbachers, No Doctors, Total Shutdown, XBXRX) at New Improved Recordings in Oakland, and mixed by TIM GREEN (The Fucking Champs, Melvins, Comets on Fire, Flakes) at Louder Studios in San Francisco, Hank IV’s Third Person Shooter promises to be one of 2006's most bafflingly beloved releases. "What teacher's lounge did these guys meet in? These over 35s knocked out some great Crime meets Chain Gang meets Viletones meets Styrenes punk rock that hearkens back to the dark grunt of late ‘70s Frisco punk, while remaining fresh. And now that I know that this band is made up of former members of Icky Boyfriends, Resineators, Mr & Mr & Mr & Mr Evil, Leather Uppers, Bum-Kon, and at least a dozen more bands. It really should be no surprise that these music freaks are one of the better bands I've heard in a frog's leap"—Scott Soriano, Terminal Boredom. Includes a bonus CD version with each copy.