For centuries, people from all over the world have been trying to obtain The Holy Grail, which is theorized to have been hidden by the Knights Templar in the 12th century. Fat Wreck Chords has been on the same sort of quest for quite some time. No, we haven’t found IT. That isn’t what this is about. However, we did finally mange to obtain our own version, in the form of THE LILLINGTONS! It’s been over a decade since The Lillingtons released a full-length album. Having signed to Fat Wreck Chords, they toiled away on their new record in secret, crafting an album that is both a continuation of the band’s legacy and a dramatic reinvention. It’s called Stella Sapiente, a title that vocalist-guitarist KODY TEMPLEMAN says roughly translates to ”wisdom of the stars”. As a band that has never-and likely will never-find much interest in the mundane, their songs are pulpy vignettes steeped in intrigue, unraveling mysteries, conspiracies, and cloak-anddagger operations while bashing through buzzy, pop-focused punk songs. Stella Sapiente sees the band removing all preconceived notions of what a Lillingtons record should sound like. While elements of the album may not be hallmarks of their genre, the way in which The Lillingtons adapt them for their use makes them feel right at home.