Playing old-school punk rock with an up-to-date level of snottiness and mordant humor, the Spits have enjoyed a surprisingly long and healthy career bashing out stripped-down rock tunes with equal shares of attitude, aggressive eccentricity, and muscle. They toured at a heady pace and released a steady stream of singles, occasionally putting out albums (most self-titled) through punk imprints like Dirtnap Records and Slovenly Records, as well as their own Thriftstore label. In 2011, the Spits struck a deal with noted garage punk label In the Red Records, which dropped their fifth self-titled release in the same year, and in 2014 the group made a great leap forward by attaching an actual title to one of their studio efforts: their second LP for In the Red was called Kill the Kool.